Artificial pneumothorax: tapping into a small bit of history

Rakovich, George
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 2, p179
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the history of clinical lessons. It mentions the technique of artificial pneumothorax which was introudced to induce a pneumothorax. It informs that old-fashioned lantern was used as a source of x-ray radiation. It discusses how nitrogen was injected into the chest through a needle pleurocentesis while inducing pneumothorax.


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