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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"