Viruses in Treatment of Cancer

H. H. King
1958 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
CORRESPONDENCE MBRriHL oesophagus. This can be demonstrated, for example, during gastrectomy. In accident cases the likelihood is small, therefore, that gastric rather than pulmonary inflation will occur with intermittent positive-pressure devices such as the " Stephenson Minuteman," in which the maximum pressure does not rise above about +18 cm. water. The above remarks do not apply if the lungs are held inflated at the maximum pressure, or if laryngeal spasm is present. The former does not
more » ... former does not apply to the "minuteman ; pressure tracings we have taken show a very "spiky " curve, with a sharp change in pressure when the peak is reached. The latter complication is unlikely in the patients to whom Dr. Llewellyn refers. We should be interested to hear the views of those who have had actual practical experience with the Stephenson apparatus in emergency situations.-We are, etc., Cardiff.
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