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September 21, 1889

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(12):429-430. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401090033012

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Abstract

(FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.)

Professor Peter on the Necessity of Antiphlogistic Treatment at the Onset of Acute Pneumonia and Acute Pleurisy—Professor Lépine reports a Curious Case of Cerebral Accidents determined by a Hæmatoma and Cured by Trephining—Dr. Constantin Paul's Researches on the Action of Saccharin—Dr. Maurice Perrin.

Professor Peter lately delivered a very interesting clinical lecture at the Necker Hospital, on the necessity of the antiphlogistic treatment at the onset of acute pneumonia and acute pleurisy. The lecturer said that he was induced to take up this subject owing to the neglect, now-a-days, of this precious measure in properly selected cases. If, he said, our predecessors bled to much, we have gone to the opposite extreme, much to the prejudice of the patients. He based his present lecture on a case in his ward in which the patient was affected with pleurisy accompanied with effusion, for which he was, for

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