U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

NLM Digital Collections

The effect of the nitrous vapour, in preventing and destroying contagion: ascertained, from a variety of trials, made chiefly by surgeons of His Majesty's Navy, in prisons, hospitals, and on board of ships : with an introduction respecting the nature of the contagion, which gives rise to the jail or hospital fever, and the various methods formerly employed to prevent or destroy this