Three hundred seventy-four acute war wounds of the thorax

Charles B. Burbank, William H. Falor, Howard W. Jones

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A series of 374 intrathoracic war wounds with a gross mortality of 8.2 per cent has been presented. The special problems associated with preoperative management of thoracic wounds have been outlined, the operative management considered, and the postoperative care detailed. Finally, the fatal cases have been analyzed from several points of view. Shock proved to be responsible for the majority of fatalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)730-738
Number of pages9
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1947

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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