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A Physical Cure for Tuberculosis: Carlo Forlanini and the Invention of Therapeutic Pneumothorax

Department of Brain and Behavioral Sciences and University Museum System, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(9), 3138; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10093138
Received: 26 February 2020 / Revised: 27 April 2020 / Accepted: 28 April 2020 / Published: 30 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tuberculosis Drug Discovery and Development 2019)
Carlo Forlanini (1847–1918), a medical doctor professor at the universities of Turin and Pavia, was the inventor of artificial pneumothorax, a method that allowed a first significant victory in the long war of medicine against pulmonary tuberculosis. The article outlines a portrait of this important clinician and focuses on the therapeutic innovation he introduced for the treatment of this infectious disease. View Full-Text
Keywords: Carlo Forlanini; tuberculosis; artificial pneumothorax Carlo Forlanini; tuberculosis; artificial pneumothorax
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Mazzarello, P. A Physical Cure for Tuberculosis: Carlo Forlanini and the Invention of Therapeutic Pneumothorax. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 3138.

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