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August 20, 1892

FORCED RESPIRATION (FELL METHOD), PER FACE MASK AND TRACHEOTOMY IN DIPHTHERIA. REPORT OF CASE.Read before the Section of Surgery and Anatomy, at the Forty third annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(8):226-227. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420080020001g

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The following case is presented with the belief that it has some features of novelty of an interesting character and

1. To illustrate how forced respiration may be of great value in surgical operations associated with conditions of asphyxia.

2. To illustrate its value per face mask and also tracheotomy in cases of membraneous diphtheria and croup.

3. To demonstrate the value of peroxide of hydrogen in asphyxia produced by membraneous exudates in the trachea and bronchi of the lungs.

The history of the case may also prove a valuable lesson to parents with children suffering from throat trouble, and who hesitate to call a physician in time.

A resident of Buffalo, whose family consisted of wife and four children, the eldest a daughter 9 years of age; a son 7 years and 3 months; a daughter 4 years, and an infant son, 2 years of age. The eldest daughter

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