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May 1938

The Management of the Pneumonias.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;55(5):1131-1132. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980110237020

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Dr. Bullowa presents a thoroughly modern exposition of the management and treatment of pneumonia and its complications; this is preceded by an adequate discussion of symptomatology, diagnosis and prognosis. The conclusions are based on the study of 1,712 cases of pneumonia in children and 2,704 cases in adults, which were observed at the Harlem Hospital in New York during the past eight or nine years. In diagnosis, the author recommends lung puncture whenever typing of sputum is impossible or the results are equivocal. He feels that the slight danger of serious accident incident to lung puncture is outweighed by the danger involved in the withholding of specific serum. The discussion of both the theory and the practice of oxygen therapy is unusually complete. The routine procedure of serum therapy is considered extensively, as well as the control and treatment of accidents incident to the use of serum. The results of

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