Arch Surg. 1924;8(1):407-417. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1924.01120040418022.
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In the course of years, a certain routine has been worked out in my division of the Lenox Hill Hospital, not only for quickly establishing the definite diagnosis in cases of pulmonary suppuration but also for determining the treatment that appears best suited to the individual case. All this, it seems to me, is of great importance to these patients now that the mist that has been hanging over this whole question is slowly beginning to rise.

While no doubt the majority of hospitals of standing proceed on similar lines in this particular branch of surgery, there still seems to be considerable difference of opinion regarding details, as shown by discussions of the subject in the course of the last months.

In an effort to reconcile these conflicting views, a detailed report of a case of bronchiectatic abscess in the uppermost pole of the superior lobe of the right lung,


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