Tailoring lung surgery to preoperative lung function

  • Richard M. Peters
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 1)


For 13 years after the first successful pneumonectomy for carcinoma of the lung by Dr. Evarts Graham [1], pneumonectomy was considered the operation of choice. In 1950, Dr. Edward Churchill [2], at a meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, presented a series of patients who had undergone lobectomy for carcinoma of the lung. This paper provoked a rash of comments by the leaders of thoracic surgery. I should like to quote some of these to provide a background for this presentation.


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