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October 29, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(18):1064-1066. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450180058013

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A SCIENTIFIC OZONE INHALER.  BY CYRUS EDSON, M.D.NEW YORK CITY.In describing this new instrument, which I have devised for the purpose set forth in the foregoing title, the adjective "scientific" has been used in order to distinguish the apparatus from the numerous so-called "ozone inhalers" with which physicians and the laity are confronted in advertising columns and on every hand—nostrums which develop so little ozone that chemic means have never been able to detect it. In point of fact, the word "ozone" has been so abused by misuse in connection with inhalers that it has come to mean something physicians view askance. This ozone inhaler was suggested to me by a conversation with a medical friend who told me of a series of cases of phthisis pulmonalis treated by him that were greatly benefited by nhalations of ozonized air. These patients had been made to inhale the air

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