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An Experimental and Clinical Study of Pain in the Pleura, Pericardium and Peritoneum.

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By CAPPS JOSEPH A.. , M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Chicago; with the collaboration of COLEMAN GEORGE H.. , M.D., F.A.C.P., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College. Foreword by CARLSON ANTON J.. , M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Physiology, University of Chicago. xiv + 99 pages, 33 illustrations. The Macmillan Company; , New York City: , 1932.. Price, $3.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(3):453. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-3-453_1
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This book is the result of the wise application of the experimental method of scientific medicine to the daily practice of the art. When opportunity was offered by openings into the great body cavities, a silver wire passed through a hollow trochar was used to explore the pleural covering of lungs, chest wall and diaphragm, noting the presence or absence of pain and, when present, the exact location and character of the pain experienced. By a similar procedure the pericardial sac was explored when tapping for effusion, and likewise the peritoneum. The results of twenty years' application of this method


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