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This excellent volume on pneumothorax therapy pays high tribute to Carlo Forlanini and carries a frontispiece portrait of this pioneer of pneumothorax, with an elucidating preface by Prof. Fernand Bezançon. A thirteen page historical introduction paves the way for a better understanding of the main text, which has been brought down to date by new revisions. The text is appropriately presented in fifteen chapters covering all phases to a full understanding of the mechanism, procedures and results of collapse therapy. Where required, theories are presented and appropriately dispensed. The first edition was presented in 1918, and the authors close the present edition with a part of the introduction of the first edition calling attention to the proper performance of the procedures outlined to attain success, and point to the inestimable value of the procedures for treatment if properly performed. Imprudence can only lead to danger in spite of favorable existing
La pratique du pneumothorax thérapeutique. JAMA. 1936;107(21):1747. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770470065029
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