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December 5, 1908

Hyperemic Treatment Not New.

JAMA. 1908;LI(23):1989. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540230075016

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Sidney, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1908.

To the Editor:  —The advertisement of a volume entitled "Bier's Hyperemic Treatment" calls to my mind the fact that this alleged new discovery is new neither in principle nor in application. It is not, as the advertisement alleges, a therapeutic discovery of greater importance than any within recent years. In principle it is simply an amplification of the cupping-glass and adapted to a wider range of utility. I have in my possession the old air-pumps and several of the parts of an apparatus which was adapted to apply this method to every part of the human body, including the whole trunk except the head. The outfit was well made of japanned tin, glass, and pure rubber or rubber cloth, and would fit over any of the prominences of the body, as the knee, shoulder and hip. The receptacles for the body, arm and leg were

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