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June 22, 1901

Sulphuric Ether in Asphyxia Neonatorum.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(25):1793. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470250047012

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Chinook, Mont., June 11, 1901.

To the Editor:  —In a recent case of asphyxia neonatorum, caused by delay in delivery and the use of forceps, I worked faithfully for one hour, using artificial respiration and external stimulants such as rubbing, slapping, hot and cold water, but with poor success, as the heart became more feeble, cyanosis increased, and it seemed altogether a hopeless case. I injected 5 minims sulphuric ether into the thigh. In two or three minutes circulation was fully restored, child was breathing naturally, and it has since done well. Having never seen any note of ether being used in these cases, I send you this, thinking it might possibly be of some value. Respectfully,

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