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December 29, 1951

THORACENTESIS

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JAMA. 1951;147(18):1777. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670350057029

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In The Journal of Nov. 3, 1951, Dr. W. B. Bergmann raises the question of priority in the use of a vacuum flask for the aspiration of pleural effusions and refers to "Practical System for Thoracentesis Using a Blood Donor Set," by Robert D. Beech (J. A. M. A.146:1597 [Aug. 25] 1951). This method was described and illustrated by us in 1946 (Penetrating Wounds of the Chest, Ann. Surg.123:363 [March] 1946). It is possible that a similar method had been described earlier, as our paper was written in the European Theater and we had little opportunity to check the current literature.

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