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August 25, 1900

Not a Case of Death from Nitrous Oxid.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(8):511-512. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460340047014

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In the symposium on anesthetics presented before the New York County Medical Association last Spring—see TheJournal, vol. xxxiv, pp. 705-712—reference was made to a fatal case from nitrous oxid, reported in Philadelphia. The case occurred in the practice of Dr. John D. Thomas, who sends the following letter to correct the erroneous impression that death was caused by the nitrous oxid.

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