E. RIST, M.D.
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It was to be expected that artificial pneumothorax, having proved so strikingly efficient in healing ulcerative tuberculosis of the lungs, should also be attempted as a therapeutic measure against bronchiectasis. Indeed the attempt was made for the first time as early as 1903 by one of Forlanini's most brilliant followers, Riva-Rocci; and it was, we hear, crowned with success. Since then several authors have published cases of bronchiectasis treated by pneumothorax, with a variety of results; but the sum of those cases amounts to a comparatively small total. Whittemore and Balboni could in 1928 gather only 93 of them out
RIST E. COLLAPSE THERAPY OF BRONCHIECTASIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:417–421. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-4-417
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(4):417-421.
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