Date of Award

Fall 1964

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Horgan, James D.

Second Advisor

Kory, Ross C.

Third Advisor

Larks, S. D.


Heretofore, only analyses which employ microscopic examination of excised human lungs have been able to produce a quantitative measurement of the lung tissue destruction caused by pulmonary emphysema. This paper explains a new method of obtaining such a quantitative measurement based on measurement of the amount of light transmitted through macrosections of lung tissue.



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