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March 23, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(12):416. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400890020004

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If one is to accept the statements of Dr. A. L. Stern at the last meeting of the Section on Practice of the New York Academy of Medicine, the desideratum that has been so long and so fruitlessly sought for, a positive cure for pulmonary tuberculosis, has now been attained. This cure, Dr. Stern claims, is effected by Dr. Weigert's hot-air inhalation-apparatus, which he exhibited, and the use of which he explained. It is simple in construction, consisting of two copper cylinders, one within the other, and the air to be inhaled, which is heated by means of a Bunsen burner to a minimum temperature of 212°, and thus rendered perfectly aseptic, passes up between the two. The inhalation is to be used for four hours each day—two hours at a time—and it can be taken either in a sitting or reclining posture. It is advised, however, that when first

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