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No question arising frequently in the daily practice of medicine involves more factors. It may be of interest to consider some of them in the light of present day methods in the treatment of the disease.
The facilities which are available in the home are naturally a first consideration. In impoverished patients the lack of such essentials as an adequate room, heat, light and equipment may at once settle the question in favor of the hospital, provided a well equipped hospital is within reach. Where the home can provide a suitable room and minimum equipment one must consider further matters.
SHOULD LOBAR PNEUMONIA BE TREATED IN A HOSPITAL?. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:890–891. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-12-6-890
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(6):890-891.
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