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CMAJ. Dec 1, 1987; 137(11): 1003–1005.
PMCID: PMC1267422

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a historical review.

Abstract

Hamman and Rich are generally considered to have been the first to describe idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) as a new clinical and pathological entity. However, several earlier reports in the German-language literature described autopsy findings consistent with IPF from a contemporary point of view. The author discusses these and later reports in a review of the history, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

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