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History and Development of General Thoracic Surgery

F. Griffith Pearson, Stanley C. Fell, Toni E. M. R. Lerut
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Introduction

There is no exact date or specific event that marks the birth of chest surgery. It did not arise de novo in a particular country, or in one school of surgery. It appears that after the public demonstration of ether anesthesia by Warren in 1846, and the early understanding of sepsis following Semmelweiss’ work in 1847, physicians in a number of countries began to explore the possible application of surgical techniques to the relief of diseases of the thorax.

— Wilkins and Urschel[1]

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Introduction

There is no exact date or specific event that marks the birth of chest surgery. It did not arise de novo in a particular country, or in one school of surgery. It appears that after the public demonstration of ether anesthesia by Warren in 1846, and the early understanding of sepsis following Semmelweiss’ work in 1847, physicians in a number of countries began to explore the possible application of surgical techniques to the relief of diseases of the thorax.

— Wilkins and Urschel[1]

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Last updated: March 23, 2022