OxyFile #373

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Authority: George Stocker. M.D., C.M.G., M.R.C.P.
Major R.A.M.C.

Subject: OZONE - for treatment of Consumption


OZONE INHALATION TREATMENT OF CONSUMPTION AND CATARRH

The difficulty and trouble required to obtain a good result has 
hitherto led to the unpopularity of this method in the medical 
profession, and want of a proper understanding of the right way in 
which to carry out the inhalation treatment has sometimes led to 
bad results when it has been tried.

Some years ago, Hass showed that it was possible to thoroughly 
impregnate the air of a closed room with volatile antiseptics so 
that a patient using the room could not avoid drawing the 
substances right down into the lung during the ordinary process of 
breathing.  His experiment made it apparent that this principle 
was one of great importance AND ONLY WANTED A SUITABLE INVENTION 
OF AN APPARATUS TO BE OF VERY GREAT USE IN THE TREATMENT OF 
DISEASES OF THE LUNGS AND AIR PASSAGES.

IT IS UNQUESTIONABLE THAT EVERY METHOD OF INHALATION TREATMENT 
MUST BE CONTINUOUS IF IT IS TO BE EFFECTIVE.


Some of many case histories listed:

Female, age 23.  Two brothers and one sister had died of 
consumption.  The patient suffered with cough, muco-purulent 
expectoration and had haemoptysis.  Tubercle bacilli were present 
in small quantities.  She was under treatment for one month.  The 
purulent character of her sputum and the tubercle bacilli quite 
disappeared.  The haemoptysis ceased and the patient gained 4 
pounds in weight.

Male, age 22. Several near relations died of consumption.  Patient 
had large cavities in the apices of both lungs, repeated 
haemoptysis, profuse muco-purulent expectoration, night sweats, 
and severe cough.  His average evening temperature was 102 and 
tubercle bacilli were present in large quantities.  He was six 
months under treatment; at the end of this time his evening 
temperature was normal; the haemoptysis had ceased, the 
expectoration was healthy and the tubercle bacilli had disappeared 
and he gained 10.5 pounds in weight.  The cavities had cicatried 
and contracted so much that the top of the left chest was fixed.

The most remarkable results of this system of treatment are to be 
seen in 1. the reduction of the temperature, and 2. diminution and 
disappearance of the tubercle bacilli.  It may be stated that the 
patients had the usual meals, breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner or 
supper; in fact, had ordinary diets and the so-called "stuffing" 
system was not practiced. 


In "Case Records'' and "British Lancet"