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July 2, 1910


JAMA. 1910;55(1):25-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330010027011

A previous communication1 was devoted to the use of hyperemia as applied to the various forms of infection, such as boils, carbuncles, bone-felons, etc., usually seen in a surgical dispensary. Since that time this method of treatment has been continued along the same lines and with the same uniform success. But perhaps the most striking and gratifying results have been obtained in infections of the breast, and it is these that I wish to report now.

All grades of infections were treated, ranging from those of such severity that the patient was almost prostrated, down to the simple, but at times painful, caked breasts. Indeed, several patients were truly fit subjects for the hospital, but their absolute refusal to avail themselves of the privilege of the wards compelled us to treat them in the out-patient department.

The routine treatment is about as follows: When the patient is seen early

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