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January 20, 1923

DETERMINATION AND INTERPRETATION OF CHANGES IN LUNG VOLUMES IN CERTAIN HEART LESIONS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Medical Clinic of the University of Copenhagen and the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

JAMA. 1923;80(3):163-167. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640300013005
Abstract

The development of the pathology of the circulation is one of the most interesting chapters in the history of medical science, first, because the diseases of the heart always have attracted the attention of many of the foremost clinicians; secondly, because the relation between the clinical studies of these diseases and the more fundamental medical sciences early became very intimate, and, thirdly because disturbances in the circulation usually do not remain confined to the circulatory organs. When disturbancein the function of the heart or, as we now know, in the function also of the capillaries reaches a certain intensity, changes in other organs (such as the lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys and subcutaneous tissue) occur. Such remote disturbances may be brought about in different ways, and may assume different characteristic features. They may in their very beginning remain confined to the vascular part of the organs. However, if the stasis lasts

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