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August 4, 1906

CHRONIC NON-TUBERCULAR AFFECTIONS OF THE LUNG.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(5):350-353. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210050034002h
Abstract

A strict interpretation of the subject embraces the consideration of such an array of conditions as to preclude their profitable discussion within the limits of this paper. A technical construction of what has been assigned would exclude chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis on the score of their purely bronchial limitation. They almost invariably coexist, however, with emphysema, chronic interstitial pneumonia, pneumonokoniosis and non-tubercular bacterial infections, the clinical manifestations of which it is my purpose to review. No attempt is made to present an exhaustive study of the separate diseases embraced even in this restricted class of chronic pulmonary disorders. In view of the frequent interactive combination of these conditions, a liberal and practical classification is adopted in accordance with the manner of clinical presentation. To this end the thought is directed toward the composite blending of diseased conditions as exhibited in the individual, rather than to distinct affections, which rarely exist

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