MAX PINNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The results of collapse therapy, despite their spectacular improvement during the last decade, are often inconstant, unpredictable and disappointing. As culled from the literature the reasons for success or failure are manifold and often contradictory. On the other hand, a large number of clinical, pathological and experimental studies provides a sufficient basis for a discussion of the factors that play a beneficial or disturbing rôle in collapse therapy. While many single phases have been studied carefully, I failed to find in the literature a comprehensive discussion of the problem as a whole. A clear conception of the physiology of pulmonary
PINNER M. THE MECHANISMS OF HEALING IN COLLAPSE THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:501–515. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-5-501
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