PHILIP KING BROWN, M.D.
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A consideration of the place of thoracoplasty in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis presents two main questions. What will this procedure do that cannot be accomplished otherwise, and at what point in the treatment of the disease is this radical procedure indicated. From the background of nine years' observation on about 50 thoracoplasty patients most of them operated upon by Dr. Leo Eloesser of San Francisco, preceded by a thirteen-year period of following the disease in special clinics, tuberculosis classes run after the plan of Dr. Joseph Pratt of Boston, in several sanatoria and the tuberculosis wards of a general
BROWN PK. Thoracoplasty in the Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis*. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:361–371. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-4-361
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(4):361-371.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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