RALPH C. MATSON, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.S.
An analysis of our present knowledge of the advances made in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis clearly indicates that rest is the foundation and its development the only important and successful remedial furtherance in the treatment of this disease. Detweiler is credited with being the first to advocate rest as a therapeutic measure; but Joseph H. Pratt points out that Trudeau indorsed it before Detweiler. From a surgical standpoint, the development of rest as a curative method forms the basis of modern phthisiotherapy.
Valuable adjuncts to bed rest are postural rest on the diseased hemithorax and shot-bags placed on the
MATSON RC. THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:268–281. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-3-268
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(3):268-281.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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