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September 20, 1930

Les broncho-pneumonies chez l'enfant ou pneumonies en foyers: Étude anatomique de quelques formes suraiguës et aiguës.

JAMA. 1930;95(12):888. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720120056035

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This monograph is devoted to a study of the bronchopneumonias of infancy, from the point of view of pathologic anatomy and pathogenesis. The etiologic and clinical data are presented only as is necessary to make clear the study in morphology. Héraux has studied forty-two cases of infantile bronchopneumonia anatomically and histologically and presents his data in a clear, well classified and well illustrated monograph. The author objects to the term "bronchopneumonia" as too narrow and inaccurate and prefers the use of the term "pneumonie en foyers" or focal pneumonia. The hyperacute and acute types of pneumonia occurring after measles, whooping cough, influenza; gastro-intestinal disturbances and pyogenic infections of the skin are described macroscopically, histologically and topographically. The author distinguishes the acute from the hyperacute types of bronchopneumonia. He notes that hyperacute bronchopneumonia is characterized anatomically by a diffuse edematous pulmonary congestion located postero-inferiorly and without any foci of hepatization. The

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