JAMES H. FORSEE; CARL W. TEMPEL; EDWIN L. SCOTT
Pulmonary resection for active tuberculosis was seldom employed at Fitzsimons Army Hospital prior to the introduction of streptomycin; hence, follow-up studies must of necessity be limited to the period subsequent to 1946 (figure 1). A tenfold increase in the utilization of excisional surgery has occurred coincident with improvement of antituberculosis drug therapy and surgical technic during the past six years.
Included in this report are those patients proved to have tuberculosis before operation, and those who submitted to thoracotomy primarily for diagnosis and then continued on treatment after the
FORSEE JH, TEMPEL CW, SCOTT EL. RESULTS FOLLOWING PULMONARY RESECTION OF TUBERCULOUS DISEASE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO LOCALIZED NECROTIC LESIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:463–470. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-3-463
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(3):463-470.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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