Editor's Correspondence
June 23, 2003

Is Pneumonia Still the Old Man's Friend?

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Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(12):1491-1492. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.12.1491

Yes, it is. We read with great interest the article by Kaplan et al1 on pneumonia in elderly patients, and we would like to present data that allow one to conclude, 100 years after William Osler, that pneumonia is really the old man's friend.13

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