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—With a view to ascertaining what conditions justify this operation, it may be well to recall some of the cases reported of late, although almost every medical journal of the past few weeks has mentioned them, and the particulars may be fresh in the minds of our readers. It is superfluous to repeat any portion of Professor Fenger's paper which appeared in this Journal of the 19th ult., since its facts are accessible, if not well remembered. At the time of its presentation before the State Medical Society, Dr. Fenger's was the second successful case to date. But, at a May meeting of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London, Dr. Cayley and Mr. Pearce Gould detailed a case of acute circumscribed gangrene of the lung in a girl of twelve years in which the latter gentleman operated the 16th of last February, with recovery. Although not reported until
Pneumotomy. JAMA. 1884;III(7):191–192. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390560023005
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