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November 1924

THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN BY MEANS OF ARTIFICIAL PNEUMOTHORAX

Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(5):648-649. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120230124013

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Abstract

Of all the procedures which have been advocated for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, probably none has equalled in daring and originality the proposal to produce an artificial pneumothorax on the affected side. Now widely accepted as a valuable therapeutic aid in certain types of cases in adults, its use in children has been much less general, and still more or less in the experimental stage. The present monograph, the first of the new supplements to the Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde, is especially timely therefore, containing as it does a very complete discussion of the technic, indications for the operation, complications, immediate effects and end-results obtained in 125 children with tuberculosis in whom this procedure was employed. The observations reported cover a period of about ten years, and it is interesting to note that forty-one of the children were less than 3 years old. Resorted to at first only in the

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