E. H. DRAKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; F. MASON SONES JR., M.D.
Successful management of the patient with lung abscess demands the coördinated efforts of internist, radiologist, bronchoscopist and thoracic surgeon. The dynamic nature of the underlying pathologic process requires constant reëvaluation of the individual case, rather than single regimented approach. Any reduction in mortality and morbidity must depend on an understanding of the factors necessary for the development of pulmonary necrosis, a familiarity with their earliest clinical manifestations, and an ability to correlate the individual patient's course with the natural history of the disease.
The diagnosis of lung abscess has been made on 108 patients studied in this hospital during the
DRAKE EH, SONES FM. THE MANAGEMENT OF LUNG ABSCESS, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE PLACE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1218–1236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-6-1218
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(6):1218-1236.
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