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February 5, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(6):167-168. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391310027011

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Dear Sir:  —While reading, in The Journal, the report of a case of pseudo membranous bronchitis, by Dr. H. A. Johnson, and the discussion of the same, I called to mind a case in the Boston City Hospital. The case was acute and diagnosis not perfectly clear, but the autopsy showed a fibrinous false membrane lining the bronchi. I remember seeing perfect casts of the bronchi that he expectorated. If diphtheria could be excluded, it would leave acute pseudo-membranous or fibrinous bronchitis as the diagnosis. Thinking the report of the case might prove of interest to one in writing upon the subject, I would refer to the account of the case as published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, of March I, 1883. Yours respectfully,

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