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March 19, 1938

The Collapse Therapy of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1938;110(12):923. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790120065025

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When Alexander's first book on thoracic surgery appeared, in 1925, it stimulated a wide interest in the subject and provided physicians with much information concerning a subject that was relatively new. In the past twelve years, chest surgery has developed with great rapidity and no one has had finer experience, has made better contributions, has stimulated more general interest or has done better teaching of students and graduates in medicine than Alexander. Therefore it is particularly fitting that he has brought together, in collaboration with three other physicians who are among the best in their specialties, all the available information on collapse therapy of pulmonary tuberculosis. This book includes every phase of collapse therapy, as well as the history of the various surgical procedures and the technic of operations, together with the indications and contraindications for each. It is of use not only to the surgeon but also to the

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