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Dr. McLean's "Personal Observations in Pulmonary Phthisis."

Dr. McLean's "Personal Observations in Pulmonary Phthisis." Denver, Colo., Feb. 12,1898. To the Editor: —I have just finished reading this excellent paper in the February 5 issue of the Journal and I feel like congratulating the author on writing the best article that has appeared for some time on the prevention and treatment of consumption. It is prevention more than cure, because once the conditions of imperfect aeration of the lung apices and the peripheral or terminal laxity of pulmonary blood vessels exist, which constitute the gist of this unanswerable argument, and the preventive warfare of the individual must be constant thereafter in order that health may be maintained. We seem (only seem in any case) to neglect these preventive means in treating and writing of the serious and advanced lesions which predominate in the class of tubercular cases which come under observation in this sanitorium State. It gives me pleasure to endorse these measures which are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Dr. McLean's "Personal Observations in Pulmonary Phthisis."

JAMA , Volume XXX (9) – Feb 26, 1898

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1898 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1898.02440610048012
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Abstract

Denver, Colo., Feb. 12,1898. To the Editor: —I have just finished reading this excellent paper in the February 5 issue of the Journal and I feel like congratulating the author on writing the best article that has appeared for some time on the prevention and treatment of consumption. It is prevention more than cure, because once the conditions of imperfect aeration of the lung apices and the peripheral or terminal laxity of pulmonary blood vessels exist, which constitute the gist of this unanswerable argument, and the preventive warfare of the individual must be constant thereafter in order that health may be maintained. We seem (only seem in any case) to neglect these preventive means in treating and writing of the serious and advanced lesions which predominate in the class of tubercular cases which come under observation in this sanitorium State. It gives me pleasure to endorse these measures which are

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 26, 1898

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