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THE EMPYEMA PROBLEM

THE EMPYEMA PROBLEM Abstract There are few diseases that have perplexed the profession so generally since the earliest times as has empyema. Even in this advanced era of medical development, there is no agreement as to the treatment, as is evidenced by the various methods advocated, the persistent incidence of chronic empyema and the extreme variations in mortality incidental to treatment by various methods. Because during the several stages of the disease the patient requires the attention of those specializing in various branches of medicine, every effort should be made by the medical profession to recognize the etiologic factors in the condition, to be familiar with methods of avoiding it, to make an early diagnosis and thus control the course of the condition and, if possible, to determine a more routine method of treatment with the minimum of mortality. As a rule, the patient first comes under the care of the general practitioner; he References 1. Paget: Surgery of the Chest , New York, E. B. Treat & Company, 1897. 2. Lockwood, A. L., and Nixon, J. A.: War Surgery of the Chest , Brit. M. J. 1:105 ( (Jan. 26) ) 1918.Crossref 3. Gask, K. E.: Remarks on Penetrating Gunshot Wounds of the Chest and Their Treatment , Brit. M. J. 2:781 ( (Dec. 15) ) 1917.Crossref 4. Duval, Pierre: War Wounds of the Lung , New York, William Wood & Company, 1917. 5. Nixon, J. A.: Personal communication. 6. Musser: New York M. J. 86:1067, 1907. 7. Whittemore: Personal communication. 8. Lockwood, A. L.: The Scope of Thoracic Surgery , Arch. Surg. 10:280 ( (Jan.) ) 1925.Crossref 9. Lloyd: Personal communication. 10. Fowler, G. R.: M. Rec. , (Dec. 30) , 1893, p. 838. 11. Delorme: Seventh Congress de Chir. , Paris, 1893. 12. Beckman, E. H.: Decortication of the Lung for Old Empyema , Northwest Med. , vol. 6, 1914. 13. Ransohnoff: Ann. Surg. 43:502, 1906.Crossref 14. Robinson, Samuel: The Treatment of Chronic Nontuberculous Empyema , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 22:557, 1916 15. Mayo Clinic 7:618, 1915. 16. Beck, E. M.: Toxic Effects From Bismuth Subnitrate , J. A. M. A. 52:14 ( (Jan. 2) ) 1909. 17. Santee: Ann. Surg. 85:608 ( (April) ) 1927. 18. Bendove: The Mechanism of Localization of Gas in the Pleural Cavity and Its Clinical Application in Pneumothorax Therapy , Arch. Surg. 13:369 ( (Sept.) ) 1926. 19. Yates: Surgery in Pulmonary Tuberculosis , Arch. Surg. 14:372 ( (Jan.) ) 1927. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

THE EMPYEMA PROBLEM

Archives of Surgery , Volume 16 (1) – Jan 1, 1928

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1928 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0004-0010
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1538-3644
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10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140010301020
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Abstract

Abstract There are few diseases that have perplexed the profession so generally since the earliest times as has empyema. Even in this advanced era of medical development, there is no agreement as to the treatment, as is evidenced by the various methods advocated, the persistent incidence of chronic empyema and the extreme variations in mortality incidental to treatment by various methods. Because during the several stages of the disease the patient requires the attention of those specializing in various branches of medicine, every effort should be made by the medical profession to recognize the etiologic factors in the condition, to be familiar with methods of avoiding it, to make an early diagnosis and thus control the course of the condition and, if possible, to determine a more routine method of treatment with the minimum of mortality. As a rule, the patient first comes under the care of the general practitioner; he References 1. Paget: Surgery of the Chest , New York, E. B. Treat & Company, 1897. 2. Lockwood, A. L., and Nixon, J. A.: War Surgery of the Chest , Brit. M. J. 1:105 ( (Jan. 26) ) 1918.Crossref 3. Gask, K. E.: Remarks on Penetrating Gunshot Wounds of the Chest and Their Treatment , Brit. M. J. 2:781 ( (Dec. 15) ) 1917.Crossref 4. Duval, Pierre: War Wounds of the Lung , New York, William Wood & Company, 1917. 5. Nixon, J. A.: Personal communication. 6. Musser: New York M. J. 86:1067, 1907. 7. Whittemore: Personal communication. 8. Lockwood, A. L.: The Scope of Thoracic Surgery , Arch. Surg. 10:280 ( (Jan.) ) 1925.Crossref 9. Lloyd: Personal communication. 10. Fowler, G. R.: M. Rec. , (Dec. 30) , 1893, p. 838. 11. Delorme: Seventh Congress de Chir. , Paris, 1893. 12. Beckman, E. H.: Decortication of the Lung for Old Empyema , Northwest Med. , vol. 6, 1914. 13. Ransohnoff: Ann. Surg. 43:502, 1906.Crossref 14. Robinson, Samuel: The Treatment of Chronic Nontuberculous Empyema , Surg. Gynec. & Obst. 22:557, 1916 15. Mayo Clinic 7:618, 1915. 16. Beck, E. M.: Toxic Effects From Bismuth Subnitrate , J. A. M. A. 52:14 ( (Jan. 2) ) 1909. 17. Santee: Ann. Surg. 85:608 ( (April) ) 1927. 18. Bendove: The Mechanism of Localization of Gas in the Pleural Cavity and Its Clinical Application in Pneumothorax Therapy , Arch. Surg. 13:369 ( (Sept.) ) 1926. 19. Yates: Surgery in Pulmonary Tuberculosis , Arch. Surg. 14:372 ( (Jan.) ) 1927.

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1928

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