The patient lies with the upper part of the body low and the bed is raised at the foot end. It is used to facilitate expectoration of the cavernous content in bronchiectasis or abscess of the lung. Reportedly first mentioned by Apolant, whoever that might be.
Described by H. I. Quincke in:
Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1898, 35: 525.
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