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April 8, 1950

Die Elektrochirurgische Behandlung der Tuberkulose

JAMA. 1950;142(14):1114. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910320076037

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This is a carefully prepared treatise on the use of diathermy in the surgical treatment of tuberculous sinuses. It is excellently documented and illustrated, and many cases of sinuses in various parts of the body are described in detail. The author stresses the importance of using a particular strength of coagulating current which will heat the tissues without producing an eschar. He has not sufficiently stressed the fact that practically all such tuberculous sinuses are caused by some underlying pathologic condition which must be cleared up before the sinuses will heal permanently.

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