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August 28, 1926

A PRACTICAL APPARATUS FOR ASPIRATING AND WASHING THE PLEURA

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Genoa, Italy

JAMA. 1926;87(9):660-661. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680090002013b

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Abstract

This apparatus works on the principle of withdrawing the purulent exudate, at the same time introducing into the pleura a mild antiseptic solution, following which air can be sub-stituted. It consists of a graduated bottle containing 1,000 cc., and a cork with two openings into which pass two metal tubes. The right tube is connected to a rubber bulb. The left tube is connected to an especially constructed cock with four openings. The upper opening of the cock connects by a metal tube to the inside of the bottle; the left opening is connected to a pleura needle. The lower opening is connected by a rubber tube to a 100 cc. glass syringe. The right opening is a metal tube with a two way cock so that when the cock is open, fluid can be forced from the pleura to a receiving vessel outside; or, if the cock

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