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THE MEDICOSURGICAL BORDERLAND IN THORACIC TUBERCULOSIS

DAVID A. STEWART, M.D.
Arch Surg. 1926;12(1):288-297. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1926.01130010292018.
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A century ago the Oregon controversy began to wax hot. Some on our side thought British territory should extend to the Columbia river; some on the other side raised the cry of "Fifty-four forty or fight." So a boundary commission was appointed, and we have lived happily forever after.

I know of no heartburnings about the boundary line between ordinary nonsurgical, or medical, care of pulmonary tuberculosis, and extraordinary, or surgical, care; yet naturally those who approach from the side of surgery do not see the line exactly where we do who make our approach as physicians. That is one good reason why such cases need, not a sort of combination surgeon-physician or physician-surgeon but two men, a physician and a surgeon, with two kinds of experience and two points of view, discussing every phase with mutual understanding. If we are to sit, then, as a sort of high court

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