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Experimental Byssinosis
  1. Peter Tuffnell*
  1. Department of Bacteriology, The University of Manchester
  2. Department of Occupational Health, The University of Manchester


    The symptoms of byssinosis were produced experimentally in one of three cotton-mill workers with pronounced byssinosis, by a dust prepared from leaves of cotton plants. Dusts of calcium carbonate, bacteria, and fungi did not reproduce the symptoms. Two mild cases of byssinosis and two cases of chronic bronchitis did not react specifically to any of these dusts.

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    • * Present address: Department of Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto 2, Canada.