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In the Journal of the American Medical Association for Sept. 1, 1894, is a selection from the Cent. f. Bakter u. Parasitenk, by Carasso, of Genoa, in which occurs the following: "The author believes that Mentha exerts a direct bactericidal action upon the bacilli in the respiratory tract and that, by absorption into the circulation, it acts as a general disinfectant. Creasote acts beneficially in pulmonary tuberculosis by increasing the appetite and favoring nutrition. It also possesses some action on the secondary inflam matory exudates,favoring their absorption." Carasso's method of treatment in detail is as follows: a piece of linen cloth, ten centimeters square is folded to make a pad, five centimeters by two centimeters. By means of tape this pad is secured in contact with the nostrils. The pad is to be worn day and night and only to be removed at meal times. It is to be moistened
ROCHESTER D. A REPORT OF THIRTY-FOUR CASES OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS TREATED BY THE METHOD OF CARASSO OF GENOA. JAMA. 1895;XXIV(22):840–842. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430220018003c
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