Pulmonary hemorrhage, besides being sometimes dangerous, and occasionally fatal, is always a terror to the patient. When produced by tuberculosis the patient is always looking for recurrences and is apprehensive, although small hemorrhages are, in such cases, useful and dangerless. The patient can never know that a slight oozing of blood may not suddenly develop into an alarming hemorrhage. You may assure him, in the most positive manner, that his little hemorrhage is a very useful thing, and that those who frequently have such are more likely to recover than others, but as soon as he begins to expectorate color, he will be seized with fear. It is important, therefore, to have patients, as well as their nurses and friends, informed as to the nature of pulmonary hemorrhage; as to the rational things that may be done for it in case it is severe, and to do the things, if
BRIDGE N. DANGEROUS PULMONARY HEMORRHAGE IN TUBERCULOSIS AND ITS MANAGEMENT. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(10):598–600. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610100020001g
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