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April 12, 1890

REMARKS AND CLINICAL REPORT ON THE USE OF THE WEIGERT HOT AIR INHALING APPARATUS.Read in the Section of Laryngology and Otology at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1880.

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JAMA. 1890;XIV(15):536-538. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410150018001d

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In presenting the following brief and imperfect report of the "Weigert Apparatus," I desire only to report progress and suggest certain indications for its further trial, that it may reach its proper level among the armamentaria for the treatment of that dreadful malady known under various conditions as phthisis pulmonalis.

Attention has been called before to the inhalation of hot aerial medicaments as a remedy; in 1879 I read a paper before the Michigan State Medical Society in which I called attention to a rude apparatus, which I had devised and had been using for some time, to enable patients to inhale a hot balsamic air, with the idea and result of diminishing excessive expectoration. My attention has also been called lately (by Dr. Price Brown of Toronto, Ont.) to cases of individual stokers and molders who have seemed to enjoy comparative immunity from phthisis, notwithstanding strong hereditary and other

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