The literature of forty years ago contains many cases of phthisis treated apparently with benefit, both in France and this country, by inhalation of chlorine.

Elliotson recorded some advantage from it, and I remember Sir James Simpson speaking well of the method, and pointing out that bleachers did not usually get phthisis, and that the air of bleaching works was found to cure cough. Further experience has not corroborated the expectations formed, although in cases of offensive and copious expectoration some benefit may be derived from chlorine-inhalation.

In Bronchiectasis and Gangrene of Lung, chlorine-inhalations may certainly give much relief by their stimulant and disinfectant power.

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