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July 30, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(5):400-401. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740570046022

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Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Society  At the annual meeting of the Société de pédiatrie, held in the Hôpital des enfants malades, in Paris, under the chairmanship of Professor Lereboullet, the chief topic on the program was "Pulmonary Suppurations in the Child." Mr. Jean Hutinel considered abscesses due to pneumococcus infection and showed, in three cases, their spontaneous tendency to heal, which justifies delay. Nobécourt, Duhem and Kaplan reported an observation of the same kind. Lesné and R. Clément cited a case of recovery from lung abscess due to spontaneous pneumothorax. Le Mée, André Bloch and Soulas discussed the etiology and pathogenesis of lung abscesses; also the part played by the introduction of blood into the bronchi during tonsillectomy and mastoid trephination, basing their presentation on the researches of Mayerson. Le Mée considered the question as to whether it is better not to anesthetize a child completely, in order to

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