SIDNEY SCHNUR, M.D.
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Pain is the most important and most frequent symptom in medicine.1 To the physician it is of value in the diagnosis and localization of disease, but having served this purpose pain should be promptly relieved. When it interferes directly with a vital function such as respiration, relief is urgent. In this latter category is pain of pleural origin.
The treatment of the pleural pain of early pneumonia, pulmonary infarction, etc. has undergone few changes in recent years. In addition to counter-irritants, strapping and sedation with codeine or morphine, pneumothorax has been used recently in the more severe cases unrelieved by
SCHNUR S. DEEP INJECTION OF NOVOCAINE FOR THE RELIEF OF PLEURAL PAIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:845–848. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-5-845
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(5):845-848.
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