WM. C. POLLOCK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The most extensively used and the most successful procedure of compression therapy in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis is artificial pneumothorax. Other procedures of compression or collapse therapy should be used when pneumothorax is impossible, unsuccessful, or when indicated as an adjunct to the compression and relaxation obtained by pneumothorax induction.
When the tuberculous involvement is apparently limited to one lung and is of a character considered of sufficient clinical significance, unilateral pneumothorax is indicated. When this character of involvement exists in both lungs, bilateral pneumothorax is indicated.
In treating a large group of cases by this type of therapy,
POLLOCK WC. ARTIFICIAL PNEUMOTHORAX THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:1302–1308. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-10-1302
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(10):1302-1308.
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