The tube was to be inserted so it could suction out the blood and air packed in the chest and prevent the lung from collapsing.
In his new story collection Ben Greenman inserted modern day celebrities into the short stories of the Russian master.
A sheet covered his body from the neck down, making it impossible to see where, exactly, the needle had been inserted.
"to set in, put or place in," 1520s, from insert, past participle of Middle English inseren "to set in place, to graft, to introduce (into the mind)" (late 14c.), from Latin inserere "to put in, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + serere "join together" (see series). Related: Inserted; inserting. The noun meaning "something inserted" is from 1893.