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Haze and Dust


DR. TYNDALL, in his lecture upon Haze and Dust, says “that if a physician wishes to hold back from the lungs of his patient, or from his own, the germs by which contagious disease is said to be propagated, he will employ a cotton-wool respirator;” and, further on, “time will decide whether in lung diseases also the woollen respirators cannot abate irritation, if not arrest decay.”


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L., A. Haze and Dust. Nature 1, 405 (1870).

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