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April 21, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(16):504. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400420028015

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Dear Sir:  —In The Journal of April 7th, is an editorial on the recent paper of Dr. J. J. Chisolm, entitled, "A very valuable lesson for those who use anæsthetics." It is customary, I think, for a writer or a reviewer in papers like those just mentioned to allude to the published observations of others who have experimented in the same field. I have not a copy of Dr. Chisolm's article and do not know what reference is made to other observers. The general reader would, however, infer from the editorial that what had been written previously had escaped the attention of the author and of the editor.The subject of position is cases of apparent death from the use of chloroform is of great importance. After repeated experiments in cases of slight and alarming symptoms during the administration of chloroform, I became convinced that a sure remedy was at

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