JOHN ALEXANDER, M.A., M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Satisfactory results from the use of surgery in certain of those cases of pulmonary tuberculosis which have failed to do well under sanatorium régime have been sufficiently numerous to create a demand for extension of the classical indications. This demand is being met. A few new procedures are being introduced, the effects of the old ones are now better understood, operative technique is being constantly improved and combinations of various procedures are being applied to a steadily widening variety of cases.
Unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis is being used more frequently than ever for both restricted and extensive lesions in either the
ALEXANDER J. Phrenicectomy and Intercostal Neurectomy for Pulmonary Tuberculosis*†. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:348–360. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-4-348
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(4):348-360.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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