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The views of the author of this volume have been published in various articles by him, and the present work is simply a detailed expansion of them. He sums up his fundamental concepts as follows: "1. That pulmonary phthisis in the large majority of cases is primarily a neurosis, and that the pulmonary disintegration is secondary. 2. That any agent, influence, or condition which undermines the integrity of the nervous system will engender pulmonary phthisis, or some other form of pulmonary disorder. 3. That the only remedies of value in the treatment of pulmonary phthisis are those which appeal to, and act through the nervous system. 4. That of special value in the treatment of phthisis is the counter-irritant action of silver nitrate introduced hypodermically over the vagi in the neck. 5. That acute pneumonia, and other forms of acute pulmonary diseases are closely affiliated with disorder of the
Pulmonary Consumption, Pneumonia, and Allied Diseases of the Lungs; Their Etiology, Pathology and Treatment, with a Chapter on Physical Diagnosis. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(21):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470210053017
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