The Government has faced fierce criticism over the delay in compensation payments to former miners who suffered chronic bronchitis or emphysema of the lungs
, or their surviving relatives.
More than three years before his death, he had been diagnosed with serious emphysema of the lungs
. He continued his work in the mail-order catalog business for a time, but his health steadily declined.
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and mediastinum as an important occult complication in many respiratory diseases and other conditions: an interpretation of the clinical literature in the light of laboratory experiment," Medicine, vol.