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October 9, 1926

A NEW POCKET SIZE APPARATUS FOR ARTIFICIAL PNEUMOTHORAX

JAMA. 1926;87(15):1212-1213. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.92680150002011a

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Abstract

In presenting this instrument to the profession in the face of so many other instruments now in use, we have not heard of any so small and simple that the general practitioner may carry it in his pocket or medical case, at the same time possessing all the advantages of a larger instrument in which there are a minimum of volume and simplicity of operation, with the minimum amount of danger. As a result of the increasing popularity of the Forlanini method among the profession, especially those cases in which for various reasons the patient is unable to enter a sanatorium but must be treated by the family physician, an instrument of this kind will be invaluable.

The entire apparatus is contained in a nickel plated box 5¾ inches long, 3½ inches wide and 1¾ inches thick. The central part consists of a concave metal tube (fig. 2 A)

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