The Lung That Saved Lives

Ken Donaldson and Chris Henry find a long-forgotten medical specimen with a powerful history

The Biologist 64(1) p14-17

The discovery of a disease that is new to medicine is a rare and significant advance. However, the chances that the new disease was found by observing the pathology of a single autopsy specimen, one that has been preserved and can be seen today, is even more unusual, if not unique.

Yet just such a specimen was recently discovered in the pathology collection of the Surgeons' Hall Museums in Edinburgh.

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