JAMES H. FORSEE; CARL W. TEMPEL; JOHN M. SALYER
Pulmonary tuberculosis is not a static disease but, like the god Proteus, is characterized by ever-changing manifestations. Recent successes in the excision of tuberculous lung tissue, combined with streptomycin therapy, has given increased recognition to the importance of the protean nature of this disease. Briefly, the sporadic efforts directed toward pulmonary resection prior to the advent of streptomycin occasionally achieved a brilliant result, but the overall results were generally poor. Sweet's1 series of 63 patients treated by lobectomy or pneumonectomy, reported in 1946, may be taken as representative of the best results obtainable at that time in this country. Of
FORSEE JH, TEMPEL CW, SALYER JM. RECENT ADVANCES IN PULMONARY RESECTION IN THE TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:417–431. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-2-417
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(2):417-431.
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