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October 28, 1911

THE TREATMENT OF HEMOPTYSIS IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

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SAN FRANCISCO

JAMA. 1911;LVII(18):1424-1426. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100250004
Abstract

Two months ago I read a paper on the treatment hemoptysis in tuberculosis before the meeting of the Medical Society of the State of California, at Santa Barbara. When I returned from the meeting, I was notified on my arrival in San Francisco that a dozen of my patients were having hemorrhages. The peculiar feature of this fact was that they all started to bleed at about the same time, which can be explained only by changes in atmospheric pressure. A number of these patients bled for only one or two days, and showed no alarming symptoms, but two of them continued to bleed severely, and in spite of all the usually employed means and manipulations the hemorrhages did not stop.

I shall give in detail the history of one of these patients, because this one case will be sufficient to explain the soundness of the method I have used

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