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August 7, 1909


JAMA. 1909;LIII(6):459. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550060033003b

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The use of solidified carbon dioxid has apparently risen to the dignity where many devices for molding it are being suggested. In particular my attention has been called lately to a very elaborate mold which is being exploited commercially. Physicians are being solicited to purchase the outfit; at least in one instance within my knowledge it has been installed by its sellers in the office of a non-medical woman who does shampooing and facial massages; and instruction in the therapeutic use of the method is incidentally given by the agent, who is, I believe, not a physician and who, to judge from my interviews with him, is not entitled to give instructions on the subject. I am sufficiently interested in the good repute of the method and its common adoption to feel called on to protest against this commercial exploitation and to say that I see no reason

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