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September 12, 1896

Treatment of Phthisis Pulmonalis.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(11):609-610. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430890047010

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Knickerbocker, Texas, Aug. 29, 1896.

To the Editor:  —As a country doctor, debarred by semi-invalidism from leaving a dry and salubrious climate to drink fresh draughts of knowledge at the founts of learning perpetually flowing in every modern medical center, I derive no little satisfaction and mental profit from noting the progress of medicine as recorded weekly in our Journal.Having found that while in my own person the progress of pulmonary phthisis is satisfactorily arrested by climatic and hygienic measures, these nevertheless fail for obvious reasons to act so favorably upon many other invalids who resort hither, I therefore naturally feel a profound interest in every new therapeutic claim which relates to the treatment of consumption. Although somewhat skeptical of the confident claims advanced in behalf of every new treatment of phthisis since Bergeon failed and Koch fell short of success, I yet cherish the hope that with the

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