Chest Conditions Resulting from War Wounds and Their Surgical Treatment

B. H. Alton
1920 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
eration. Fortunately hemolytic streptococcus empyema cases are rare in civil practice. The wretched conditions, at times, in the active service of military life abroad were very different from those at home, consequently the spread of this virulent infection was increased and individual resistance was diminished. At Camp Wheeler the writer had some experience with Carrel-Dakin irrigations; by its use the odor of the discharge was cleared up rapidly, and the wound rendered cleaner, hut the
more » ... aner, hut the convalescence was not materially altered.
doi:10.1056/nejm192004081821504 fatcat:cu2loz5klzhdfd57cvtiiemgme