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February 15, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(7):237-238. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410070021002

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TREATMENT OF Whooping Cough.  Friedrich Schilling (Münch. Med. Woch.) has treated sixty-two cases of whooping-cough by means of inhalations of chloroform, the patients varying in age from 10 weeks to 12 years. A tablespoonful of tepid water is poured into the boiler of an atomizer, and as many drops of chloroform are added as the patient is years old. If after a week's treatment no improvement is observed, three times as much chloroform is used. Nothing but cold water is placed in the cup which receives the tube from the atomizer. As the chloroform evaporates before the water, the patient should begin the inhalation a little before the aqueous vapor appears. The inhalations should continue until all the water has evaporated from the boiler; they should be repeated four times in 24 hours. The good effects of this treatment are manifested in a few days; in a week the

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