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October 5, 1935

Endoscopie et pleurolyse (méthodes d'applications et techniques)

JAMA. 1935;105(14):1141-1142. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760400057028

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The author has presented in clear, concise form the modern methods of dealing precisely with pleural bands and adhesions, one by one, as found by local endoscopic methods. All the procedures are outlined in detail and are contrasted with the relatively gross procedures of thoracotomy. Instruments and instrumentation are well illustrated and clearly described. Pleuroscopes of both the open-tube and the lens-system types are used by the author. The anatomy of the pleural cavity is given from the point of view of the pleuroscopist. The technic and results of direct irradiation of the pleural cavity with ultraviolet rays are described in detail, as is also the author's method of endoscopic transpleural phrenicectomy. The book as a whole is an important addition to the valuable series of publications in the "Bibliothèque de phtisiologie" that have appeared under the able direction of the late Léon Bernard.

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