Simple aspiration for spontaneous pneumothorax

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6974.255b (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:255

Authors reinvent the wheel

  1. Graham Bradley
  1. Consultant physician Department of Medicine, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent TN24 0LZ

    EDITOR,—Simple aspiration of air from a pneumothorax, as recommended by John Harvey and Robert J Prescott, may be likened to the rein-vention of the wheel.1 When I was first appointed a consultant 14 years ago I was impressed by my registrar, O G Raja, who successfully used simple aspiration to treat …

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