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May 14, 1887

BERGEON'S METHOD OF TREATING PHTHISIS BY GASEOUS ENEMATA.Read before the Chicago Medical Society, April 18, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(20):541-543. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391450009002a

In January last, the N. Y. Medical Record contained an article headed "A New Treatment of Phthisis," which gives a brief outline of Dr. Bergeon's method of administering carbon dioxide mixed with sulphuretted hydrogen gas, and referred to an article published in the British Medical Journal, of December 18, 1886. This described in full the apparatus and mode of using it, and stated they had been procuring beneficial results by the method, and that Professor Cornil, of Paris, had also become an enthusiastic supporter of it. This led me to write to Dr. Bergeon, and in the course of my correspondence, he presented me with an apparatus, as well as with the treatise of Dr. Morel read before the French Academy last June, and also one by Professor Corml. These are so exhaustive that I have embodied in this paper only the essence of both, as follows:

New treatment of