A decided impetus was given to the surgery of the lung in America by the paper of Bull in 1882 and the Address on Surgery by Murphy1 of Chicago. This has been especially true of the surgical treatment of pulmonary abscess following pneumonia. When I selected this subject for my paper I was not aware that Eisendrath of Chicago was collecting statistics and working along the same lines. When, however, I began looking up the literature on the subject I found his most classical review2 of "The Surgery of Pulmonary Abscess, Gangrene and Bronchiectases Following Pneumonia." The subject has been so carefully canvassed by him and the ground so thoroughly covered that I have been unable to find a single case of abscess of the lung not reported by him. I have therefore made free use of the material which he has collected and put in such excellent
McRAE FW. ABSCESS OF THE LUNG FOLLOWING ACUTE LOBAR PNEUMONIA.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(13):739–747. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480390005002
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