[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 50.16.107.222. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
May 10, 1919

COMPARATIVE PROGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOUS LESIONS OF RIGHT AND LEFT LUNGREPORT OF FIVE HUNDRED CASES

Author Affiliations

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO

JAMA. 1919;72(19):1348-1351. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610190010004
Abstract

During the routine reexamination of patients in the women's service at the Ohio State Sanatorium, it had been my observation that cases with the greater amount of active involvement in the left lung made progress slower toward quiescence than cases in which the right lung was more involved. A few years ago, while doing a large number of necropsies on tuberculous subjects, I repeatedly noticed that in the majority of cases of bilateral tuberculosis the right lung showed considerable involvement at the apex, with a marked tendency toward fibrosis; whereas the left lung was usually heavily infiltrated from the apex to the base, with a thickening of the pleura and very firm pleural adhesions but with very little fibrosis of the lung. From this I judged that the initial lesion had been in the right lung, but that the left lung showed the greater amount of active involvement.

Since that

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×