Treatment in the air

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6994.1607a (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1607
  1. T Skinner, D R Farquhar-Thomson
  1. Senior house officer in anaesthetics Registrar in anaesthetics Shackleton Department of Anaesthetics, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO9 4XY

    EDITOR,—Recent reports in the press of a woman's experience during a flight from Hong Kong to Britain made fascinating reading. When she developed symptoms and signs of a tension pneumothorax as a result of a road traffic accident that day she received lifesaving treatment from Professor Angus Wallace and Dr Tom Wong, who inserted a makeshift chest drain.1 2 This was fashioned from a urinary catheter, some oxygen tubing, a bottle of water, and …

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