Neurogenic pulmonary oedema.

  title={Neurogenic pulmonary oedema.},
  author={R K O'Leary and Justin McKinlay},
  volume={1 8443},
At the end of the 18th century, the French physician and inventor of the stethoscope, Rene Laennec described ‘an infiltration of serum into the pulmonary tissue carried to a degree such that it significantly diminishes its permeability to air’. One hundred years later, Ernest Starling explained the relationship between osmotic and hydrostatic pressure and maintenance of extravascular fluid homeostasis which when disrupted leads to the development of pulmonary oedema and respiratory… CONTINUE READING