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Since the operation of lung compression with nitrogen gas has become a recognized method of dealing with certain conditions encountered in tuberculosis, we are beginning to realize that this procedure, with some modifications, is applicable to other phases of this disease besides advanced and progressing one-sided lesions.
Hemorrhage from the lungs as the first recognized symptom of a lung tuberculosis is common. Hemorrhage is also common as a serious complication in early cases already under treatment. In either case rest is the most important therapeutic measure and the procedure of resting the diseased lung by compression is so rational, and experience with its use in more advanced cases has been so satisfactory, that there is no doubt that this method of treatment is destined to come into more general use in dealing with early cases, particularly early cases complicated by hemorrhage.
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MACE LS. COMBINED OXYGEN AND NITROGEN COMPRESSION IN EARLY LUNG HEMORRHAGE. JAMA. 1913;61(25):2241. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350260039015
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