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A SUGGESTION AS TO TREATMENT OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS OF THE LUNGS.

A SUGGESTION AS TO TREATMENT OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS OF THE LUNGS. When a case of gunshot wound of the lung is received into a hospital, the surgical treatment of the wounds of entrance and exit is now-a-days most careful. The wounds are asepticized, a sterile gauze or an air-tight dressing is applied, and as a rule they heal nicely if the patient survives the shock and hemorrhage of the injury. The point to be made in this communication is that a case of gunshot or other penetrating wound of the lung should never be placed in a general surgical ward, even should the general condition be excellent and the patient not need a special nurse. Numerous investigations of the bacteriology of the air in surgical wards have uniformly and conclusively shown that the air is strongly contaminated by bacteria; these investigations are so well known and their results so generally accepted that it is unnecessary to refer to the literature. Now, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

A SUGGESTION AS TO TREATMENT OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS OF THE LUNGS.

JAMA , Volume XXVII (3) – Jul 18, 1896

A SUGGESTION AS TO TREATMENT OF GUNSHOT WOUNDS OF THE LUNGS.

Abstract


When a case of gunshot wound of the lung is received into a hospital, the surgical treatment of the wounds of entrance and exit is now-a-days most careful. The wounds are asepticized, a sterile gauze or an air-tight dressing is applied, and as a rule they heal nicely if the patient survives the shock and hemorrhage of the injury.
The point to be made in this communication is that a case of gunshot or other penetrating wound of the lung should never be placed in a general surgical ward, even...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1896 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1896.02430810037001m
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Abstract

When a case of gunshot wound of the lung is received into a hospital, the surgical treatment of the wounds of entrance and exit is now-a-days most careful. The wounds are asepticized, a sterile gauze or an air-tight dressing is applied, and as a rule they heal nicely if the patient survives the shock and hemorrhage of the injury. The point to be made in this communication is that a case of gunshot or other penetrating wound of the lung should never be placed in a general surgical ward, even should the general condition be excellent and the patient not need a special nurse. Numerous investigations of the bacteriology of the air in surgical wards have uniformly and conclusively shown that the air is strongly contaminated by bacteria; these investigations are so well known and their results so generally accepted that it is unnecessary to refer to the literature. Now,

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 18, 1896

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