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September 30, 1950

Traité du pneumothorax extra-pleural

JAMA. 1950;144(5):431. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920050071031

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This outstanding and highly important work is based on thirteen years of experience and more than 2,000 personal cases.

A well substantiated definition is given of the physiopathologic principles of "balanced collapse," which the authors prove to be the basis for any satisfactory collapsotherapy and of which they were the first ardent supporters. The indications for extrapleural pneumothorax are presented in considerable detail, and its various problems are considered from every angle. Also included in this chapter are bacteriologic and roentgenologic analyses.

This dissertation will familiarize the thoracic surgeon and the phthisiologist with every phase and every improvement of the technic employed by the authors. The part of the book describing operative methods is well substantiated by numerous anatomic and surgical illustrations, as are the succeeding chapters on after-care and postoperative complications. Included in the section on technic is a thorough presentation of the management and maintenance of extrapleural pneumothorax

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