It is not so long ago that a physician who advocated placing out of doors an infant with pneumonia was thought to be defending a crime which should never be forgiven. Rapid advances along medical lines are being made, and I consider the fresh-air treatment of pneumonia to be one of the greatest and most beneficial advances that therapeutics has made in the last decade.
In advocating the fresh-air treatment I do not mean to be an extremist, for the man who goes too far is making no more progress than the one who timidly does not go far enough. It is by one's personal experience, by one's own failures and successes, that one is taught, and it is by means of these personal observations that medical science is advanced. Little do I care for the heated and lengthy discussions elicited by the reading of extreme papers on a medical
KILMER TW. THE AMBULATORY TREATMENT OF PNEUMONIA IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN. JAMA. 1908;LI(4):286–288. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410040018001e
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