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January 1927

VALUE OF IODIZED OIL, 40 PER CENT, IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY INFECTIONS

Arch Surg. 1927;14(1):206-217. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1927.01130130210012

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Abstract

My interest in diagnosis by the use of iodized oil, 40 per cent, while of course general, has been centered in particular on its value in tuberculous cases: on the one hand, in order to show more clearly than might be possible by physical examination or the ordinary roentgen-ray examination, the pathologic condition in a lung previous to a proposed thoracoplasty; on the other hand, to show the condition in the lung which might explain a lack of complete success years after a thoracoplasty. In addition I shall report a few cases illustrative of its value to the surgeon in nontuberculous lesions.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —C. R., a man, who had had tuberculosis since 1919, with repeated pulmonary hemorrhages, had had a thoracoplasty performed two years previously but an incomplete one, the first and second and the tenth and eleventh ribs having been left intact. He had improved

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