Fettler's disease with smoke inhalation: Particles within the lung

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

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Abstract

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
Volume34
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Law

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Mitchelson, B. P., Drysdale, H. C., & Balfour, A. J. C. (1994). Fettler's disease with smoke inhalation: Particles within the lung. Medicine, Science and the Law, 34(1), 72-74.