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To the Editor:
—Your correspondent, Dr. Herzog, of Hoboken, N. J., leads me to believe from the tenor of his article on "Forced Respiration," in the May 9th number of The Journal, that he has not read my address upon this subject with that care which it deserved. Had he done so, I am inclined to believe that so much of the valuable space of The Journal would not have been given to the elaborate account of an instrument which undoubtedly was never used to save human life; or, if it had been, it would likely have failed ingloriously. I will not now be surprised if some one should add that Hippocrates had thought of forced respiration, and even devised an apparatus to perform it with. John Hunter did both, and possibly others, but we have no record of any of these noted men having applied their invention to the
Fell GE. Forced Respiration. Letter from Dr. Fell. JAMA. 1891;XVII(2):81–83. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410800037009
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