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October 27, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(17):1302-1303. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700170066025

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Disorders Involving the Pulmonary Artery  An article by M. Thomas on the disorders involving the pulmonary artery is a contribution to an important subject opened up by Laubry, one of the masters of French cardiology, and focuses attention on a very complex and delicate problem. The author bases the study of the disorders of the pulmonary artery on clinical and roentgenologic research. These means of investigation have enabled Thomas to describe a syndrome of distention of the pulmonary artery, distinct from the manifestations of venous stasis. On the other hand, the author distinguishes, from the anatomoclinical point of view, various forms of pulmonary arteritis, namely: (1) infectious arteritis, which is a vegetative endarteritis with signs of septicemia or infectious endocarditis; (2) acute arteritis obliterans, giving symptoms of acute thrombosis, which is frequently an epiphenomenon of an acute general or pulmonary infection, and (3) chronic arteritis with sclerosis. In the last

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