HISTORY OF PULMONARY INSUFFLATION AS APPLIED TO THE SURGERY OF THE CHEST.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to ascertain to whom belongs the credit of first suggesting the value of pulmonary insufflation in thoracic surgery. It is probable that the same thought occurred to many observers who were interested in the same problem simultaneously. As indicated by the preceding review of the evidence, it is plain that no originality can be claimed for the procedure itself, or even for the appliances used, since we see that the fundamental ideas have been thoroughly exhausted by a large number of investigators who during the eighteenth century developed the practice by successive contributions until it reached its maturity at the present time. In its surgical phases the thought of inflating the lungs to counteract the evil effects of pneumothorax must have forced itself upon the attention of many of the practical surgeons
MATAS R. INTRALARYNGEAL INSUFFLATION. FOR THE RELIEF OF ACUTE SURGICAL PNEUMOTHORAX. ITS HISTORY AND METHODS WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE LATEST DEVICES FOR THIS PURPOSE. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(23):1468–1473. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610230024001e
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