BEN KLOTZ, B.A., M.D., F.A.C.S.; BERNARD LIDMAN, B.S., M.D.
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The method of treating acute empyema by tidal irrigation and suction, described by Hart,1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was introduced in 1929 on the medical and surgical services of the Sinai Hospital, and since that time 33 cases have been treated by this procedure. In four of these, tidal drainage was insufficient and was followed later by rib resection and thoracotomy; they will be discussed separately later in this report. In 30 of the 33 cases, the operative procedure was performed and the subsequent course was followed personally by the senior author.
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KLOTZ B, LIDMAN B. THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE EMPYEMA; TREATMENT BY CONTINUOUS TIDAL IRRIGATION AND SUCTION (HART)1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:974–981. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-6-974
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(6):974-981.
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