Development, prerequisites and specific scope of general thoracic surgery: analysis of requirements and capacity for the Federal Republic of Germany (West). The German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

  • Published 1990 in The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon


In the 1970s and 1980s the measures for providing the inhabitants of the FRG with regionally distributed facilities in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery took almost only heart surgery into account. In the field of thoracic surgery, by contrast, several centers were closed or used for other purposes. This development was due to the decline in tuberculosis… (More)