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A Glimpse Of The Past Through The Pulmonologist Collection - Historically speaking, surgery began with the treatment of external disorders such as fractures, wounds and superficial abscesses. The inside of the body was hidden territory and the heart was the last to be entered. The one exception was the drainage of empyema - the formation of pus in the pleural space. Hippocrates said, "If a pleurisy lasts 20 days then it forms an empyema and if it does not rupture then death will occur". He would identify the side of the chest that bulges or would shake the patient and listen for a succession splash, in such cases he recommended opening the chest to drain it often inserting a tin tube. Diagnosis became easier in the 18th century when Auenbrugger with percussion identified the pleural fluid early. There was controversy about the benefit/risk of draining it or not. Sometimes opening the chest caused asphyxia because the lung collapsed and sometimes the clean fluid putrefied and became foul pus. In 1835 Napoleon's surgeon Dupuytren, developed an empyema and, although prepared for surgery, decided that "he would rather die at the hands of God than of surgeons." In the 1840's The French Academy of Medicine studied the treatment of empyema to produce guidelines for its treatment. Without anesthesia surgeons were renowned for the speed of their operations as the only means to curtail the agony of the patient. Then in the mid 1800's Davy discovered nitrous oxide and its effects on the nervous system. In 1842 Clarke used ether for a dental extraction and in the same year Long tried it for surgery. Soon the role of the anesthetist was established. Another advance was the prevention of infection by increased cleanliness in hospitals. Then the introduction of antisepsis and the prevention of gangrene using a form of carbolic acid to soak surgical dressings, and spraying the air of the operating room, with the revolutionary results. In time, the prevention of infection was routine by simply cleaning the operative site, the use of masks, the washing of hands, and use of rubber gloves. The culmination of these advances is that the work of the pulmonologist has been made feasible and rather routine. The crowning achievement came at St. Boniface General Hospital in Minneapolis in 1954, when the team of Morley Cohen essentially developed the cardio-pulmonary bypass, the heart lung machine. Pulmonology! According to Webster's Dictionary Pulmonary: having lungs or lung-like organs; designating the artery conveying blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs or any of the veins conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.The lungs perform the vital function of bringing oxygen into the body. The distribution of oxygen, however, requires the heart to pump the blood to the lungs to pick up the oxygen, and then to pump this blood to all parts of the body through the circulatory system. To understand and be able to treat deficiencies in this system is the work of the Pulmonologist. Their skills are intricately interwoven with many branches of medicine, and benefit from the daily advances in the latest technological breakthroughs. Paul White pioneered in diagnosis and prevention of diseases of the heart and circulatory systems, and was one of the first to use the electro-cardiograph to detect disorders. His 1931 book Heart Disease, is a standard reference in the field. He was a staunch advocate of weight control, proper diet and daily exercise. CRAWFORD LONG received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and performed the first surgery using ether in 1842, finally publishing his results in 1849. This was the beginning of ether anesthesia in the U.S. MARY WALKER was far ahead of her times on women’s rights, becoming a physician in 1855 and serving as a nurse in the Civil War until commissioned and made an assistant surgeon. She became the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, awarded for her medical work in the Civil War. HARVEY CUSHING founded neurosurgery, contributed to understanding the pituitary, its disease symptoms being known as Cushing’s Syndrome. He contributed a great deal to training new surgeons, with text books illustrated with his own casework findings and his hand drawn illustrations.