BARNET P. STIVELMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JULIUS KAVEE, B.S., M.D.
During the last two decades our knowledge of the pathogenesis and pathological physiology of putrid lung abscesses has advanced remarkably. This inevitably led to great improvement in the quality of the surgical treatment of this serious disease so that an ever increasing number of such patients are now being treated effectively by surgical means.
At this time it is generally agreed that acute putrid lung abscesses which are accompanied by great toxicity or which show no rapid roentgenological improvement by medical measures, are best treated by early thoracotomy and pneumonostomy. This is also true of abscesses which progress, rupture into
STIVELMAN BP, KAVEE J. PENICILLIN IN THE TREATMENT OF PUTRID LUNG ABSCESS1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:66–77. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-1-66
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(1):66-77.
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