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December 12, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(24):670-671. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391230026011

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —Having read almost all the articles recently published in this country, on the subject of " Pneumatic Differentiation," as applied to the treatment of thoracic diseases, and having, long since, had some experience with the same principle as a therapeutic measure, elsewhere applied to the body, I would offer a few words, which at this juncture may prove salutary—a few lines which may not only be a good thing for the laity (indirectly), but for the profession, directly, as the means of a cash-saving, and as a stimulus of thought, in more than one direction. It is not my purpose, however, in this article, to controvert any of the positions (though doubting some), assumed by the friends of the "pneumatic cabinet," either as to its efficiency or the modus operandi by which its results are achieved. On the contrary, it is, in right

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