Lungs Squeezed

August members of the German Scientific Society learned that Surgeon Ferdinand Sauerbruch of Munich would tell them, at their conference at Karlsruhe, Germany, last week, how he squeezed tubercular pus out of the lungs of consumptive patients. They thronged to hear him. The operation— artificial pneumothorax—is by no means new. An Irish doctor, James Carson of Liverpool, figured it out theoretically in 1821; and during 1894-95 an Italian, Forlanini, worked out the full, practical method. It takes such beautiful advantage of the mechanics of the...

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