Emphysema in Lung Macrosections Correlated with Smoking Habits

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Science  22 May 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3621, pp. 1025-1026
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3621.1025


The relationship between smoking and pulmonary emphysema was explored in 71 autopsies, by correlating Gough-Wentworth lung macrosections with smoking histories. An increasing percentage of smokers was found with each increment of emphysema. Particularly close relationship was observed between centrilobular emphysema and smoking. No definite association was found between smoking and panlobular emphysema.

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