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February 10, 1906


Author Affiliations

Chief Surgeon Cananea Consolidated Copper Company, Cananea, Sonora, and the Green Gold-Silver Company, Chihuahua. CANANEA, SONORA, MEXICO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(6):410-415. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510330016001e

A generous experience in the management of pneumonia during the last two years has given me an opportunity to offer some suggestions concerning its treatment that merit consideration. As my efforts and success in the treatment of this disease are based on my personal observations, many statements may appear dogmatic. My object is to give a synopsis of the details and indications that should be observed in applying my method of treatment rather than any speculative or theoretic views that would occasion a new engagement on the old battle ground of medicine.

Pneumonia is a septic febrile disease characterized by an early inflammatory attack on the lung tissue and frequently followed (by the actions of its toxins) by complications that mechanically interfere with the function of the heart and chemically change the condition of the blood to such an extent that even those who are fortified by unusual vigor frequently