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October 1, 1887

A NEW FORM OF APPARATUS FOR ADMINISTERING GASEOUS ENEMATA.Read in the Section on Medicine, Materia Medica and Therapeutics, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June 7, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(14):428-430. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400130012001b

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Abstract

The phenomenal interest which has been manifested in the so-called Bergeon method of treating pulmonary consumption by means of gaseous enemata, which is by no means confined to the profession, but has been largely shared by the general public, has created a most unprecedented demand for a new form of medical appliance designed to administer gaseous enemata. Thus far this demand has been supplied by the simple and effective device of Dr. Morel. Many of those who have undertaken the extensive use of this apparatus, have experienced great annoyance by reason of the almost utter impossibility of totally excluding atmospheric air from the apparatus. The inaccurate and tedious mode of using it, and the necessity for the handling of corrosive chemicals in the treatment of each individual case. I encountered all these difficulties at once on beginning the trial of the new method, and was deeply impressed with the importance

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