1. Fettler's Disease with Smoke Inhalation: Particles within the Lung

B. P. Mitchelson, H. C. Drysdale, A. J.C. Balfour

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    In August 1985, a 72-year-old man died in the Manchester air disaster. Transmission electron microscopy of his lung tissue revealed not only inhaled smoke particles, but a large population of distinctive particles with different characteristics. These contain silicon and iron, as well as carbon and oxygen, and are thought to be related to his occupation as a fettler and to the extensive fibrosis seen on routine histology.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72-74
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
    • Health Policy
    • Law

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