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January 1934


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New Haven, Conn.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(1):190. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960080199015

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To the Editor:—In a recent paper on "Pathogenesis of Atelectasis of the New-Born" in the American Journal of Diseases of Children (46:590 [Sept.] 1933) by J. L. Wilson and Sidney Farber, a conception of asphyxia neonatorum is imputed to me which is widely different from that which I actually hold (Fundamentals of Asphyxia, J. A. M. A.101:261 [July 22] 1933). Even in the earlier paper quoted by Farber and Wilson, in which they represent me as stating that in asphyxia the respiratory "stimulus is not present" or "abnormally low," it was stated that the respiratory center is "depressed by asphyxia" (lack of oxygen) and that "more than the normal stimulus (of carbon dioxide) is required to induce breathing."

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