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January 1924

EXPERIMENTAL CLOSURE OF LARGE BRONCHI: A STUDY OF THE FACTORS CONCERNED IN FAILURE OF THE BRONCHI TO HEAL

Author Affiliations

Consulting Surgeon, Chicago Winfield Tuberculosis Sanitarium; Adjunct Attending Surgeon, Michael Reese Hospital; Clinical Assistant in Surgery, Northwestern Medical School CHICAGO
From the Nelson Morris Memorial Institute for Medical Research of the Michael Reese Hospital and the Surgical Department of the Northwestern University Medical School.

Arch Surg. 1924;8(1):418-445. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1924.01120040429023
Abstract

From the experience had in France with lung wounds; from the experience gained afterward in civil practice with empyema associated with bronchial fistulas, and from a review of the literature, it seemed that one of the great obstacles which now remained in the path of chest surgery was the failure of the large bronchi to close. We set about endeavoring to develop a technic for closing bronchi. We were greatly cheered by the article of Heuer1 and his associates, who claimed that the closure of a large bronchus was a simple matter. The purse string method, the invagination method and even the simple mass ligature gave good results in their hands. It must be admitted that, while reading their article, it was rather disconcerting to recall our own numerous failures, and those reported from the clinics of Lilienthal, Sauerbruch and many others.

After a protracted study of the subject

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