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January 6, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(1):30-31. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460010038003

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Forced Dilation of Thorax to Arrest Epistaxis.  The subject sits erect on a chair, places both arms on his head and breathes quietly and as deeply as possible. with open mouth. The veins of the head and neck are emptied of blood by this procedure and the hemorrhage stops. The St. Petersbury. Med. Woch. mentions that Fedorowitsch has cured fourteen severe cases by this simple means, all children but one.

Oxygen in Gaseous Septicemia, Diphtheria, Etc.  Thiriar applies oxygenated water and injects oxygen under pressure into the surrrounding tissues in the treatment of infections by anaerobic bacilli, pure or associated, gaseous septicemia, tetanus, malignant pustule, puerperal septicemia from retention (after curetting), etc. He considers it superior to all other antiseptic measures even for suppurations, phlegmons, panaris, etc. In one case he arrested a pustula maligna by this means. (Sem. Méd., November 29.) Riegler prefers oxygenated water to antitoxin in the

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