A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF RENAL AND BILIARY DISEASE IN WHICH CALCULI FIGURE PROMINENTLY

A. M. POND
1907 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
is a new application of this old principle which was known hundreds of years ago. The beneficial results obtained by other men and myself in this comparatively large number of cases, showing that 87 per cent, of patients wearing the belt are helped by its use, demonstrate positively and conclusively that the belt method of treating whooping cough is of therapeutic value. DISCUSSION. Dr. C. Douglas, Detroit, said that when Dr. Kilmer's article appeared, he tried the treatment experimentally and
more » ... experimentally and found mothers much impressed with the beneficial results. Although some mothers would take the belt off, Dr. Douglas was much pleased to find that they all came back to it; not only that, but some of the children asked the mother to have the belt put back, saying the cough did not hurt so much with the belt on. Dr. G. H. Cattermole, Roulder, Colo., has not tried this belt, but for some time he has directed the mother to use pressure over the child's back and counter pressure over the abdomen. It does lessen the amount of vomiting. Dr. Cattermole thought the belt would be an improvement over his method. Dr. R. B. Gilbert, Louisville, Ky., has not tried
doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320210024001f fatcat:oiis6uzlvjfifn3r45vlnfkahy