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November 22, 1941


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JAMA. 1941;117(21):1807. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820470055027

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To the Editor:—  Under the title "Oxygen Tent Therapy in the Treatment of Eclampsia" Dr. Roy E. Nicodemus published his impression that continuous oxygen therapy, combined with the Stroganoff treatment, played a major part in the recovery of a number of his patients with eclampsia. He states that in a careful perusal of the literature on the treatment of eclampsia he could find no reference to the use of oxygen other than the early writings of Stroganoff and De Lee on oxygen inhalations instituted immediately after convulsive seizures (The Journal, October 11, p. 1238). This rediscovery of oxygen as an important adjunct in the treatment of eclampsia is fascinating. A good thing bears repeating. In 1912 investigation concerning certain chemical aspects of autolysis of the liver revealed that the administration of oxygen significantly retarded this phenomenon. It was this observation that served as an impetus to incorporate oxygen administration as

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