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January 1945


Author Affiliations


From the Medical and Surgical Services and the Laboratories of the Mount Sinai Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1945;75(1):45-64. doi:10.1001/archinte.1945.00210250052005

The type of. bronchopneumonia characterized by suppuration within the parenchyma has been known by various names. We shall employ the term "suppurative bronchopneumonia,"1 which has been used for many years at the Mount Sinai Hospital. As evidence that pathologists have been long acquainted with the disease, Kaufmann's statement2 that "pyogenic organisms may lead to suppuration, purulent liquefaction or abscess formation in the lung" may be quoted. It can also be assumed that clinicians know and recognize the disease. Nevertheless, suppurative bronchopneumonia under any name has been the subject of only few and fragmentary contributions3 by pathologists and clinicians alike. The subject, which has been under study by us for many years, is presented at this time because the current literature, which deals so fully with other forms of pneumonia, omits reference to it. The obvious possibilities in treatment with penicillin would appear to make imperative a more