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The principles of open-air treatment of phthisis and of sanatorium construction by Arthur Ransome

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Published by Smith, Elder in London .
Written in English


  • Hospitals,
  • Tuberculosis

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Edition Notes

Statementby Arthur Ransome
ContributionsRoyal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
The Physical Object
Paginationx,104p :
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26294677M

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The principles of open-air treatment of phthisis and of sanatorium construction / By Arthur Ransome. Abstract. Includes bibliographical of access: Internet Topics: Hospitals, Special, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary, Open-air treatment Author: Arthur Ransome. The rationale of the open-air treatment of phthisis y in the fact that it is directed against the most powerful cause of the disease. No factor in the etiology of phthisis is better ascertained than its relationship to over- crowding or, in other words, vitiation of the by: 2.   The Principles of “Open-Air” Treatment of Phthisis and of Sanatorium Construction. By Arthur Ransome, M.D., M.A. (Cantab.), F.R.C.P., F.R.S.; Hon. Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; Consulting Physician to the Manchester Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest and Throat; late Examiner in Public Health at . anabstract: "The open-air treatment of phthisis oneof the sixrecent triumphsinmedicine. Lifeof George Bodington, Critical analysis of his monograph on ' The Treat-mentandOureof PulmonaryConsumption'(Longmans, I, andNew Sydenham Society, I9OI). The disease viewedasa neuropathic necrosis: the treatmentviewed as anexaltation.

It is not definitely known when Dr. Bodington first treated phthisis on open-air principles, but his writings afford conclusive evidence that he was doing so in His treatise on the subject was completed in January, t84o, and was published shortly afterwards, with the title "An Essay on the Treatment and Cure of Pulmonary Consumption on Cited by: 1. MUNDESLEY SANATORIUM, NORFOLK. (Dr. Burton-Fanning and Mr. W. J. Fanning.) The Sanatorium at Mundesley, which it is expected will be ready for the reception of patients by the middle of October, , has been specially designed and constructed for the purpose of carrying out the open-air treatment of phthisis. George Bodington had anticipated the principles of sanatorium treatment that were to become the main line of defense against the disease. 25 By the s, Florence Nightingale (–) was writing about the importance of sunlight and copious amounts of fresh air in the recovery of hospital patients, 26,27 but her ideas were slow to gain Cited by: the sanatorium is provided by the report by Manitoba’s provincial bacteriologist, Dr. Gordon Bell: “That the sanatorium treatment of pul-monary phthisis is the best known to medical science, and has yielded most gratifying results where the climatic conditions were very similar to.

1. Author(s): Ransome,Arthur, Title(s): The principles of "open-air" treatment of phthisis and of sanatorium construction. Country of Publication: England. The use of open-air treatment for tuberculosis ('pulmonary phthisis') at the Dreadnought Hospital, Greenwich from to is reviewed. A . In he obtained a concentrated filtrate of liquid cultures of tubercle bacilli which he called tuberculin and which he believed was to be an effective vaccine for tuberculosis, however after some years of trying, Koch found this not to be so. In a Viennese paediatrician, Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, used cutaneous scratch tests of tuberculin, the Pirquet test, to diagnose .   As a purpose-built sanatorium, the design and equipment chosen reveal attitudes towards the most effective means of treatment in the s, with the emphasis on open air and surgical procedures. Tuberculosis may be only a small part of the overall story of Harefield Hospital, but its influence is evident in both the design and the thoracic.