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Dr. Münchbach has compiled statistical data on nearly 10,000 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. They all have been under treatment in two tuberculosis sanatoriums. The endresults are expressed in terms of "able to do normal work," "able to do part-time work," "not able to work," and "dead." It is shown further how long the survival period was following discharge from the sanatorium. It was unavoidable to represent the final results essentially in subjective terms, since the patients were not examined at the end of the observation period but were requested to fill out questionnaires. The observation period was from two to nine years. The patients were grouped according to the anatomic extent of their lesion (Turban-Gerhardt classification), according to the presence or absence of cavities, and according to positive or negative sputum examinations. In addition, there is a group of patients who received pneumothorax treatment. It is probably just about impossible
Das Schicksal des lungentuberkulösen Erwachsenen: Ergebnisse der Heilstätten-behandlung von annähernd 10,000 Männern und Frauen. JAMA. 1933;100(9):690–691. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740090062042
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