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October 1929

THE EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION OF ABSCESS OF THE LUNG

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(4):683-698. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100003001
Abstract

It is my intention to bring together here experimental data concerning the etiology of pulmonary abscess. There is no field in medicine which shows such active growth and so much varied and intensive investigation as that having to do with conditions in the thorax, and within this domain the question of pulmonary suppuration has had its full share of study. Moreover, the information now available in this restricted field carries a great lesson in prophylaxis, a part of one's professional duties that is becoming increasingly important. Thus, though it cannot be claimed that abscess of the lung is a common clinical entity, the lesson which may be indicated by determining its mode of occurrence has a wide application.

My interest and that of my associates in abscess of the lung developed from a study of the larger topic of postoperative pulmonary complications. Historical studies and six years of diligent and

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