Author: Ernest F. Wahl, M.D. M. J. Erickson, M.D.

Date: 24 October 2016


Described first by Hughes Bennett in 1842, pulmonary aspergillosis is a disease occurring often enough to justify the interest of the profession.

It is impossible to determine the exact number of cases recorded, as many of the early reports, especially in the German literature, utilize confusing nomenclature and lack sufficient evidence definitely to classify them as pulmonary aspergillosis. Many reports contain only autopsy findings with some histological facts, and give no clinical data. In all, about fifty-four cases have been reported, of which eleven are probably primary.

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