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The "Louis Agote" prize is given by the Faculty of Medicine of Buenos Aires to the authors of the best work on clinical medicine during a two year period. The authors of this monograph won the prize for their work carried on during the two years 1940 and 1941, which is summarized in this book. The monograph is the result of observations carried on by the authors in two clinics for diseases of the respiratory tract in Buenos Aires. The fifteen chapters include the clinical significance, pathologic anatomy, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, course, roentgenologic aspects, prognosis and medical therapy of the various clinical forms of either obstructive (bronchogenous) or postural (thoracogenous) pulmonary emphysema either simple or complicated by respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous diseases. Gigantic-bleb emphysema is regarded as an advanced phase of obstructive pulmonary emphysema. Senile emphysema is regarded as an acute form of thoracogenous pulmonary emphysema. The book is
El enfisema pulmonar: Estudio clínico, radiológico y terapéutico. JAMA. 1945;127(13):879. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860130139024