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1859 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
at this point, and the patient regaining, to a certain extent, his former health and vigor, the left lung had become very much enlarged. When this young man took a full breath, with his arms hanging naturally at the side, the pulse in the left radial artery ceased instantly, and remained extinct so long as he held his breath. When, on the contrary, he held his arm above his head, tho fullest inspiration, made with a strong effort, did not suffice to extinguish the pulse, although a certain
more » ... ough a certain diminution of its fulness could at such times be perceived. The following was the diagnosis of Dr. Sibson, to the best of my recollection. "Extensive destruction of the right lung, with a compensating enlargement of the left. On a full inspiration, the enlarged lung so forces up the first rib as to
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