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May 21, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(21):582-584. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391460022008

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Dear Sir:  —My object in addressing you is not to present the results of personal experience with M. Bergeon's method of treating phthisis, nor to make original suggestions for its improvement. I desire only to state a few points concerning the preparation and amount of carbonic acid to be injected, as well as the proportion of, and best mode of obtaining the sulphuretted hydrogen. These have been gleaned from Les Nouveau Remèdes, November 24, 1886.But before considering them, I should like to mention the points wherein, as it seems to me, we American physicians have been at fault. The attention of the profession in Chicago was first directed to Bergeon's method by Dr Henry Bennet's paper in the British Medical Journal, December 6, 1886, and our apparatus has been constructed after that of M. Morel which Bennet described. We have prepared our gas in the way he suggested, and,

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