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January 16, 1897

THE THERAPY OF CALCIUM SULPHID IN INFLAMMATORY DISEASES OF THE AIR PASSAGES.

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ST. FRANCIS, ARK.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(3):103-104. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440030007001e

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Abstract

My attention was first attracted to the therapeutical uses of calcium sulphid in inflammatory diseases of the air passages by an article which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, April, 1892, written by Edward F. Wells of Chicago. Dr. Wells has been using this drug in tuberculosis for a number of years and claimed to have had good results in selected cases. He had antedated Burgeon's treatment of rectal injections of sulphuretted hydrogen gas by several years. It seems that his attention had first been called to this treatment by noticing that his tubercular patients who frequented sulphur springs improved more rapidly and uniformally than those going elsewhere. There seems to be no doubt in my mind that to a certain extent that this drug has a beneficial but not curative effect in tuberculosis, as my experience leads me to know that I have seen cases in

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