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1) pneumonia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus; see streptococcus), or by a virus, fungus, or other organism. The causal organisms reach the lungs through the...

2) bronchopneumonia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...bronchopneumonia, see pneumonia....

3) pneumocystis carinii. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...pneumocystis carinii, see pneumonia....

4) Legionnaire's disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Major organs, such as the heart, may be damaged as the disease progresses. The disease struck over 180 people attending an American Legion convention in Philadelphia...

5) empyema. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Empyema results as a complication of bacterial infections such as pneumonia and lung abscess. It is now relatively rare because of the widespread availability of...

6) psittacosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Chlamydia psittaci and transmitted to people by birds, particularly parrots, parakeets, and lovebirds. In birds the disease takes the form of an intestinal infection,...

7) Addison, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Addison, Thomas, 1793-1860, English physician, b. near Newcastle, grad. Univ. of Edinburgh (M.D., 1815). In 1837 he became a physician at Guy's Hospital, London,...

8) disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Some diseases are acute, producing severe symptoms that terminate after a short time, e.g., pneumonia; others are chronic disorders, e.g., arthritis, that last a...

9) McCrae, John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Canadian physician and poet. His famous poem "In Flanders Fields," written under fire during World War I, was published anonymously in Punch in 1915 and under his...

10) tracheotomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The operation is performed when the windpipe has become blocked, e.g., by the presence of some foreign object or by swelling of the larynx. A curved or flexible tube...

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