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December 1929

OPERATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF CASES IN BARNES HOSPITAL: 1. THORACOPLASTY AND PHRENICECTOMY

Arch Surg. 1929;19(6):1545-1551. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1929.01150060607029

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Abstract

Case 1.  —Phrenicectomy for Bronchiectasis of the Left Lower Lobe by Dr. Graham.A woman, aged 28, was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 13, 1928. Her chief complaint was bloody expectoration of fifteen months' duration, most marked during the three weeks previous to admission. She had always been weak and susceptible to colds. She had whooping cough at the age of 5 years and mumps at the age of 12. Her menstrual history was negative. She had been married for eight years, but there had been no pregnancies.The onset of the present illness occurred at the age of 13, when the patient suffered from a cold which was associated with a purulent discharge from both ears. Her cough was then productive of grayish-white sputum. She was able to be up and about, however, and it was not until the age of 16 that she contracted what was considered

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