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March 15, 1902

PNEUMATIC DIFFERENTIATION IN THE TREATMENT OF ORGANIC DISEASE OF THE HEART.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(11):700-707. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480110022002c
Abstract

It is the purpose of this paper to present a physical demonstration of the value of pneumatic differentiation in the treatment of organic cardiac disease, and to adduce clinical evidence in proof of the accuracy of such demonstration. The propositions on which this treatment is based were definitely formulated before any clinical application was made. Such application was begun with absolute confidence as to the character of the results, but, it must be confessed, without the least suspicion of their extent. The clinical evidence presented is derived from nine years' use of the cabinet in the treatment of, essentially, all forms of organic cardio-vascular disease. The proposed physical demonstration requires:

  • Consideration of the physics of the circulation and its relation to tissue nutrition as the basis of functional activity.

  • Determination of the dynamic and nutritive disturbances involved in pathic conditions, and the possibilities of their modification.

  • Presentation of the physics

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