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December 13, 1890

INSTRUMENTS AND APPLIANCES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF OXYGEN.Exhibited before the Philadelphia County Medical Society, October 22, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(24):850-854. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410500006001a

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Having long entertained a favorable opinion of oxygen, it occurred to me some time ago that it would be of some interest to the members of this society if an opportunity were afforded for examining the various instruments and appliances for its exhibition. I have, therefore, made a collection of the different instruments which are now on the market, and shall endeavor to point out briefly the manner in which they are to be used in the treatment of disease. This agent has attracted considerable attention, more especially within the past five years, although ten years ago it would probably have been considered rank quackery to favor the use of oxygen. The large number of favorable reports which have recently appeared in medical literature furnish sufficient evidence to warrant us in making an effort to become more familiar with its advantages. My remarks this evening will be devoted exclusively

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