I. D. BRONFIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The literature of the past five years on the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, impresses one with the nearly universal enthusiasm for collapse therapy. Characteristic of the mechanical age in which we now live, the treatment of tuberculosis is rapidly being placed on a mechanical basis, in much the same way as the "go out West and rough it" formula was advocated by many four decades ago. That tuberculosis is primarily a constitutional disease with local manifestations is overlooked by many enthusiasts. Extravagant statistics, frequently compiled prematurely, attempt to prove the efficacy of favored surgical procedures, and premises have recently been
BRONFIN ID. THE INDICATIONS FOR COLLAPSE THERAPY IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:468–483. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-4-468
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(4):468-483.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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