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August 18, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(7):249-251. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400590033010

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Surgical Aid in the Treatment of Pulmonary Disease—Surgery in Laryngeal Phthisis— Surgery in Pneumonia; in Pulmonary Abscess; in Tubercular Cavities; in Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

The discussion on Surgical Aid in the Treatment of Pulmonary Disease at the June meeting of the Fifth District Branch of the New York State Medical Association was opened by a suggestive paper from Dr. N. L. North, consulting surgeon to the Methodist Episcopal Hospital of Brooklyn. At the outset he said that he was aware that comparatively few clinical facts could be produced upon which to base an argument, and such a discussion must, of necessity, be somewhat speculative. It was as yet a matter only in contemplation, though perhaps an event to come, for the surgeon to have the temerity to amputate a tuberculous larynx, or to make a door in the chest cavity and, having rid a lung of its

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