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August 15, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(7):530-531. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670070050024

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The Rôle of the Antituberculosis Dispensary in the Treatment by Artificial Pneumothorax  In the current number of the Revue de phtisiologie, Dr. E. Eber, director of the Aubure Sanatorium, department of Haut-Rhin, publishes a study of the rôle of the antituberculosis dispensary in the treatment by artificial pneumothorax, based on statistics collected from the service of Dr. Rist in the Léon Bourgeois dispensary. A table illustrates how the patients came to seek advice at the dispensary, and in what condition they were on admission. Of the 427 patients who were subjected to treatment by artificial pneumothorax, 314, or nearly three fourths, were not aware that they were tuberculous, although all presented tuberculous cavities. In 369 cases, or 88.9 per cent., the indications for a therapeutic pneumothorax, the only chance of recovery known at present in this category of patients, were first pointed out at the dispensary. In thirty-two cases, or

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