Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 27, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 27, 1855 Page 2
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N. | tt! dtaoarafvao of * medical a hool,to be a'tarwarda pwbtiohed- or, not tfceieaat, the nt-aw n forward ?m of newopaper [ cu.not c ma dor myself b*? to any medical clique,'lOvever augast MiMec fellew creature*. A? to the a tone/ of Mb* my vlewa public - whether through the p*iafc tig of a aiwpwi, the publicit'on of a bo>k, fko dteeaeafoaa Ma peo'eiwiona, however potent itj dennncta ioai. Ati in hevbtieg my whi e a'.tea ion to the ?pa Woli'y rf the luiga? thoa aooumuUliog an amount of enperence en oae great paint not l owjibly attain ad by the general practitioner?t e tunc t conceive any wrong deoe to tiia " digo.:> of my ptofeaaion," at ?oil it be presumption or bdne mjw carerui, m>re efficient, and better inform- d than my brethren on feat particular point; and, as a consequence, m?re ?neeetefol in my sptc'al practice. I claim no Crich tosian versatility. I have had the tncJesty to choose frim gentral prae ioe one organ of the body, and ritem that amply sufficient to employ all tue capabili ty el research, scrutiny, observation, to 1,experience ud intellect which 1 am able to bring to bear upon *. and to oecnpv fuliy all toe time which the we of one man is capable of devoting to a lab".riowe ptao lioe. If the medical art baa aoy object, it must be the ah eviction of human HuflWring--.be preventloa ?rd care of disease. If me tie a1 prtciiu ners have any knowledge and any honesty in carrying into practice the grand object of their snalime profes sion, they will seek ont by what mesne they can meet effectually, and with the greateet certainty, aeeomplith its godlike aim. And If tney are sin ?ere, tearless, determined in this pnrsnit, no little pnnetili its o! personal dignity?no tears of the nn easouable censure of professional oiste?no indo eaoe ef deposition- will deter them from reaching 'he goal of their ambi ion, from entering the portals ef the venerable temple ot medicine, and piac'og another stone upon its yet unfinished to wore. Yet who bee ever reached this point of honor without having encountered many diffi wlties, overcome a heat ef petty annoyances, and left behind him a ?hooting crowd of envious, Indolent and petty minds, who can neither themielees originate, nor ?nil into service what is beBt, nor will allow those who do so to pus on unmolested by their sly and envious shafts? To these I shall allude htreaicer. While in the discussion cf inhalation, on witch I have entered so tally in my previous letters, I make m pretensions to being exempt from the ordinary legitimate influences wbioh govern ha man actions, 1 nevertheless claim for myself the highest and lof tiest motives which associate themselves with these. The doctrines I have advocated have been received abroad in enoh manner as to afford me every reason for congratulation. The general deposition exist ing to adopt my practice, gives assurance that ac ?nmnlating facts, and Increased experience, will, in time, make it the universal practice in the treatment ef all diseases of the lungs. A deep and ? muring interest in the subject has already uceu awakened, and is rapidly spreading itself over the whose ex bent of this continent. My previous letters, limple ?md an adorned as they are, have been re*d wltn an avidity oily to be accounted for by tie intense in ?t taken in the views, of which they a-e the and prac i 'ai exposition. In presenting as _ did, the rational prinlples upon whi ;h is laeied the practice of inhal .tion, they opened up an lately new and bright field of hope to tmse wno, MB then, were steadily sinking without aid under eonsnmption and kindred diseases of the longs. No grind open to reason could withhold its assent to toe superiority of the treatment of tho e diseases direct ly through inhalation-a discovery the vast im portance of whUh, will only be folly realized when another generation shall h?ve cleared away that at mosphere of doubt, ue certainty, jealousy, and per tonality, which inevitably, and ever surrounds the disoeverer or pioneer of a new practise In rnsdioine. I am free to admit that the course I have adopted bi availing myself so largely of the newspaper cohtmns is, for a private practitioner, somewhat of an anomaly?bat an malies must ever accompany areas in developing scienoe, as ia politics. I net entered upon a warfare for my o va good ak ne. I knew right well that the greit interests of the community? interests of health and lite?ragged themselves on my side, aid that the press of tuis country, essentially the curators of those great in terests, would in good time mete ont justice in sc oot dance with the m-nlts of the case at i*aue. Here again I have net been disappointed. Tue manly, tearless, candid ttne with wtrich me press in this otty and throughout toe widest range uf country, have com mended my views, and extoi:ed the course 1 have taken, only confirms in me the feelings of respect and f otfidtnee, which led me at tae ti st to throw myself without fear npin its broad influence. The great intelligence and abl ity engrg;d in con ducting the periodical literature of tnis cent nent, io, In itself, one cf the strongest arguments I oould uso? if juitificaii. n were necessary?for the cdu'89 I have pursued. Most heartily do I a knovled<e the generous countenance and consideration ex tended towards me by the most enlightened portion ef the press cn every hand. I owe to its kind influ ence tne speedy dissemination of my vevs, auu the Btlai accomplishment of what must otherwise e engaged the labors of a 1 >nir life. 1 am aware that there are some pajsiciins, who, I while the; coincide wlui my opinions, and approve of inhalation, object to iuy 'gtvin^ It publicity through the newspapers. Bu: U this objection valid against a medical discovery which they admit to be tine, and desire to extend to the utmost limit of their professional influence? Reflect oa the thou sands whose lives dej>end upon its employment, and who must die In total ignorance ot this me ids of relief, if a knowledge of it was mice contingent ufon common rumor, or could ooly be sort, i i through the slowly widening circles cf sicial inter nource! What I have effected to-a fa* mouths by publishing through the medium of the daily rress a aeries of Tettsrs, containing a plain and intelligible explanation of the principles of this practice, would have required a whole lifetime to accomplish, and in the system would net have been so generally ' so well understood as it is at present. 1 contend it it wonld not have been 10 well uncersiooi, bo ne " rumor" and " hearsay" are the waist of all authorities. Woo does not koo v bow truth is ob scured, and errs.- enlarged by the repetitions of ** rumot? "?bow staple facta grow into miracles, ?ad bow the plain developments of science are ex alted to the dignity of revelations supernatural, if Mt divine? Let physicians explain their views and experience hi simple and familiar language to the people. I. i them abandon the monopoly of this species of kao v ladge, and plainly explain the ioformation they pos sess on diseases of genual importance? the means by which they are enab'ed to attela more succesi than was previously thought possibio - woat msans they empfey to obtain that success, and, my word ior it. they will reap a rich reward in the increased confidence of the public, and a far more ?&tisfa tory Inteuourte with tceir patients, wnose c wrect in formation will enable them to o operate with the ?Forts of their physician to subdue aid erad.c&te disease. It ia not my purpose to plead in extetualion of my own course In this res.ect, for I have always hitherto regarded, and ever shall regtid it, as one of simple duty; but I design to dear in nehilf of another system and of other disovertes o r eju J im portance to a large class of the sifllite 1. Within the past fortnight there his been inaugurated tn this etty, mainly ihrougn the exertions ot D-.J M^mw Sims, a hospital for the treatment of certain painful and fatal diseases incident to the female aysvem, de signed to give to the tfllictei poor too advantage of kta large experience and of oertan brililaut dwe vc itea wnich he has made in the treatmeut of those special forma of disease. It is not necessary for ins to. explain in what the merit of his discoveries consists? suffice it to know that they were frankly admitted and warmly commended by Drs. Francis, Green, Oilman, Bees:, Dixju and others, whose diaiitemtcdness and slnoerl-.y on this occa sion none will surely question. The venerable fat ier of New York Medicine speaks of "the admirable tseetment of Dr. Btms, his indefatigable zeal and enthusiastic devotion." Dr. Green commends "the surpassing skill exhibited In the treatment of this class of terrible diseases by his friend Dr. Bima." Dr. Oilman endorsed these '.sentiments, and "exhi bited throughout (his address a liberality towards the enterprise, and assured the meeting of his hear ?and cordial co-operation." Dr. Foe'er tells us mt all attempts at cure bad proved rail urea until Ike time of Dr. Blma' "discoveries." Dr. Dixon des cribed in glowing eloquence "the perse reruns and ? labors, with the method resulting from Ids numerous and ti cue could now id trying experiments, by wnioh a be effected in two weeks." Since Dr. Bfme has thus triumphantly demonstrated the great value and importance of his disooveriu, and since tke profession have so cordially and public ly admitted them, I ask. in the name of hamuli Tf^and oe behalf of the thousands or suffering ? umsl, .1" ??t his duty a plain and aim Bone? ht be not,by every means withia power, to extend a knowledge of his ability and practice, that the afflicted everywhere in our land may avail themeelves of its benefits? Does not the benevolence of bin heart?the dictates of bis reason?his own interests in the certainty ot his success, call upon him to disseminate informa tion on the means of relief within his power to af ford? Bow la this to be achieved? There is bat one effectual method, one perfect medium?and that innditun it the public pr. as. Slither he must explain u. system thoroughly himself, or t hour audi In the agony of dtoease will be denied its advantages, an iens, as has already been the case to a Halted ex tant, the press, in Its generous regard for the inte rests of hemaaity, sends forth a gratuitous, bat necessarily imperfect statement of it. Oae or the other of these oontlngezcles to Inevitable. I leave It to' Dr. Bimn to determine which la the most taralgbtfcrward and manly course There la a wide distinction to bs drawn between the publication of ? true description of disease with the 'principles which should govern Its treatment, nod the adver tisement of a medicine or nostrum for whioh the ad vertiser claims certain extravagant and improbable V r toes. The first explains the nature ana causes m the discern, and the reason why a particular eenna cf trratir?ftt Aovld Rir *. toat a particolat *? formtr appeal* io t>? ii* *?1, d r*??nf o2 i??d?r-ihe laV.e? dUof Jr$L *' atouJ tr. i'a?(?eouu JJ nib. . ir . r n. .? ?.r, ?* w ?? 0Ou*]y and fegitf ?ato JffV?> 0ttZ\"* *? !?* tegiu ?^?n,a uih>>'HHi *'???*? mB^,T #"d ?T?toB at** d*n? "l? V ,*a?UlM? *' awtliwal aai oui*ti Bkb'v f' - ? :rfmttr? di*Mee, ?;ac>d? ua *?idi.\lV amcsg tna dUooyariM in w - * aidant ctatuij. It ia not sarotfeii*. UarsHrr, * jtt .he ixplantiioaa git?o in my tett-re, aid tSe i?' bud conintMkOkig importance of the lubject, ? >, uid aroma and engroas?be Attention, not ! titty of tb* people, bat of tbe profession, to the ex test t jgfy bp Vc done. In n climate like tils, where ra,*XKnvy dfeeaarg are si prevalent and so total, t'ad where, toe, a profound cnr.vlct.on of tbe aver 'seeltieiti 8 c* tbe a?Q?l means emdojed by the pro fession, bae? d on the meiancoiy experlen e of the p?tfct. pervades ail classes of tbe community, tais mteresViig d scorery ocokl not bat be hailed with tbe heartfelt welcome by eterv hornet, beoevocnt and ix.t?D gtst practitioner. 1. is always gratifying to a man of right feeling to have the approbation of his fellow men. Tula is particularly tine whsn that ap j ioval Oottes item his tautcren ia ?ne same pro'es lion. It argues ?tr; igly io brhaif of tns ma ulioeea cf mind, tbe jns'b e and generoiity of Ciarecter, which is sufficient to overconie these petty jea'-ou sfes and personal eiivywgs which unfortunately pieviil to too grsfc: is extent in our professloa. It (Dkntti largely cur rejpe t for the b'ight side of huDiati'y, and i-itdr us atill to hope that a belter cay of profettioeal liberality and brother!} kiaduest wi.i ultimately tm< o'h dawn tbe asperities of rival rjsuns, leading pbjsicians to prsc'-oe what is bo9| - rega dlxig less lie school whareia it ii tsuga , than the excellency of its resulta Thtr e rt fl? ctions force tbemsel res upoo my mind ssl regain btfere me huncreds of letters from physi c)f>i>s tbicoghcntttiis country, wh se candid appro val cf the touiee I have adopted and the do times I advocate, is amply testifi* d in their own words. 1 receive their testimony with the greatest satisfac tion, not as a tribute to myssl/, but to toe system I hare established?not from at y personal fee ing of self congrainJst.oD, but as an lnd'cation of tnat manly character to welch I hare already alludx!? by which they ire indu ed to give in their fearless adherence to rational inference a and conoluttre f*3 s, when cietrly piesemed to ?h?)r view. Most glidly would I give a place in this letter to tbe wuole of this mess of ieHiimony, di 1 space permit, but the ne cessary limits of V (so columns enable me only to make the following selections. Tncae whose nimes are omitted, will, I trust, attribute tbe omission so this ii)tvi>'able cause, and not to any want of ap preciation cn my part:? Charleston, April 21,1555. Dr. Huntkr? Dkar Sir;?Without the pie ah are of a pel sonal acquaintance with you, 1 take the liberty of ad dressing y ou, intrcdccing my friend and patient, Mr. ?, of this city. Mr. dunes to consult you, as be ha* suffered liom repeated attache of hoemoplisia, which hare called into requisition tbe most efficient remedies in eur profession. As my friend has expressed his reli ance upon the tufticitDcj of inhalations, we have guard ed him again*t the injudicious use of each means cf re lief unless administered by a hand as experienced and responsible as yonr own. While topical applications are undeniably of benefit in affections of?tbe broach B, wo cannot too mu:h insist upon a proper degree of caation in comb in wRich.morbid changed may extend further. 1 have, therefore, referred him to you as best able to counsel him in such matters, and am glad of the oppor tunity which the occasion affords me of expressing the rsspsotfnl consideration with which I am, dear sir, yoar obedient servant, U. MICHEL, M. D. Chatham, N. Y. January SI, 1855. Dr. HrxTTR?Ds-ar but:?1 have read with both pleasure and pToflt, your letters on the inhalation of medicated vapor as a remedial agent in the eure of diseases of the lungs and air passages, fhat man must bs a seifisa, narrow minded soul, who will condemn your practice or method in tbe trsatment of diseases of the lnngs. 1 have been in tbe field fighting and wsreing off death blows from my race for foity yesra, and suould long ago have abandoned the idea tuat consumption is curable, had I not bad some experience In treating lung affectioos by inhalations, enough to satisfy me that it is oot only reasonable and safe, lint tbe only way in wbicb a suj cestfnl medication can be ueed in n ne cases out of ten. Why not apply or introduce eur remedies by and throng a the air tubes of tbe lungs by m?an?of a medicated vapor directly to the seat of the disease t It looks to mo like good common sense treatment, and in my view and ex perience perfectly safe and feasible, when justly and , I live to properly done. I rej ice, my dear sir, that I live to tee the caj we hare a nicdern Iff. hunter tn our profession, who wi>l work as great and good changes in tbe thera neutical treatment ol tome of our most fatal diseases as the ancient Dr Hunter in th? know edge of anatomy and tbe practice of surgery. I weald hid you God speed, re con ia-iding your peculiar treatment of laogainease to to tbe affile ltd. Yours, most respect! ally, HOKAIIj lUOr, M. D. Richmond, Ya., May 27,1855. I!k. Hunter:?I address you for ths purpose of con sulting you with leference to '.he case of my wKe, wh.ch appears to me to afford a favorable opp -rtuulty for the trea'ment by inhaU'icn. l must premie tint I i n myfeii a physician; bu Laving no kxptrence iu tUta mettled 01 treatment I have preferred to cnealt you, who have na^e it your study, and are bettor quVifled to adapt thta mode of txeatwwnt to the varying oUvrve trr of each particular eaie. 1 do not knoa whether yoa are in the ha bit of stating to member* of tbe profession the ingredient* of jour prescriptions. Whde 1 tare no right to ask it of yon, it contrary to jo:r habta, ynu can readily imagine it would be a great aatlsfac-ioa to a physician treating the cane of hia wife to be informed of tbe precise nature of the remedies which be in ad miniiterirg to her. an he would thereby be enabled to direct their administration with greater judgment, aal perhaps greater fuceeaa. I may state in conclusion tket my attention baa been especially directed to your m? tbod et treatment by a letter publi'bel by you.-self in tbe Home Journal, under date of Apri? -1. I am, tours respectfully, 1. S. JOYNEo, M. D. Einouamton, N. Y., May 0, 1855. Dr. Rt NTHt??ir:?1 rare been a practitioner for up wards of ten ream, and am wl ling to acknowledge tna inefficiency of my usual mode of treatment in diseases of a pulmonary character. Your theory of inhalation (terns to be bated ucon philosophy and reason * * W. W. WHEAfON, M D. Utica, N Y., Jan 20, 18?5. Dear Sin?I bare been very muob interested by read ing jour notes of a successful method of btaliop dia eases of tbe respiratory organs' by means of inhalation or medicated vapors. 1 have long regarded that method of treating these diseases as more eiticneioua than any otbtr, 1 am, therefore, desirous of knowing tbe means wbieh yon employ. I hare determined to write to you personally relative to tbe matter. What I most desire to know is relative to tbe mechanical apparatus em plojed for inhaling vapor and injecting into the air pea sages. Any information on ths suoject which you might be o rpesed to impart I shall regard aaa personal favor to mjtslf. I remain yours, respectfully, IV. II. WAV-ION, M. D. Rushville. Ind., Feb. 17, 1855. R< MKT ni'MlK, M. D?S.lr?I have for aomr tim? past been reading with much pleasure and satisfaction y cur several articles upion catarrh anl diseases of the throat and lungs. I am very solicitous of bscom'ug more snd better acquainted with jour views and m Me of treatment of the disaaaea rehired to. Acavoutber fcrmy fair standing in tbe profess on, I would refer you to the books of the American Medical Association, of wbicb I am a member. 1 thought, if it met your appro bation, of visiting Mew York, and becoming p reou i ly acquainted with your method of diegtoai*. treatment, intromente, &e. May 1 bops for a favorable reply t) tbis with? I am very respectfully, WILLIAM H. MAR :IS, M. D. Medina. Dec. 4 1854. Dr. Robert Huntee-?Deer Sir?1 mm a medical prac titioner of many years' experience, dur.ng which I nava been an unwilling and afflicted witness to the ravages of that fall destrojer of human life? pulmonary consump tion; and, in ecnimon with the mass of our profeaaioa, have been deeply and painfully impressed wi h tha hu miliating convict on of tbe utter Jmpotenoe of all reme dial means jet developed to arrest the progress of th's rtpidly itcreaaing ana fatal malady. Alter carefully perusing your articles, I could not suppress tha desire to know something more of a meats which, if we yield ascent to your reasoning and your conclusions, ia to ef fect a complete revolution in the treatment of diseases ot the respiratory organs. Mow, air, tha objeot of the present communication ia to asoectain whether jou de sign to dilfosa this knowledge which you Ipnve acquired among your medical brethren who desire it, or whether, on the other hand, yon mean to retain it for your own individual advantage, at you have a perfect right to do? I deem the position which you oocupy, in reference to this inform, as far above the range of little minds; and. aa long as yon can back up jour opinions with the beat medical reasoning, snd, above all, with sueeessful eases, you nesd not fsar the assaults of envy or malice. He spec'.fully, yours, N, dl'KBUlNd, M D. Mt. Pleasant, N. J., May 1,1855. Dr. HrsTKR:?Sir?1 embrace the present opportunity cf addressing yon in regard to your treatment of disea ses of the lung*. I graduated in 1852, at the University of 1'enesjhranla, at Philadelphia. I have discovered t is folly and utter mal practice of loading ths a to finch with drugs for the purpose of relieving the in age, both by ob servation and my own sad experience. I now rarer to yoa for advice and modus medererlf. I should fsel obliged if yon woold answer by return mall. Yunrs, respectfully. J. C. WIN "Eft, M. 1). Martixtimjc, Be'moot County, Ohio, April .10, 18J5, Robert Hunter M. D ?Having read your letters on the snv>)?<-A of ?'disfasaa of the lungs," which embody more trna philosophy end common erase than all I hare sverread on that subjsct summed up together, I am encouraged to oonsult yon on the following case ?Mr father, Dr. Win. Scboolsy, of .Horn jrtoo *a , bs-'iw su Vt i ' ocuwiej, oi .-tonorroo, ita , b*ng en. tirely convinced of the Importance of tna truths tsflClt 1 a,n naturally anxious to beotm?w __ill. ? Yv"i 1 naturally anxious to beoon;1 qoainted with tha practical details of a#? -jwm oi treatment, jn the i- ? r nave mads several . in I . blnederttg afUwipta In tbe direction of your system, but thsy have been ?n<wrtao and unsatisfactory My practice Is quits large, ana J can have many opum trini ties of testtrg it. I must add, that ray experience in the tieMment of this class of diseteee la sad and hu rolllntiog in tbe '??* degree-any inaoeaaful mode would be a benefaction to tbe taee, and weald iMtfn tindtiog fame and tb# gratitude of ail natienn. Pleas# writs to me at your rei'uest leisure, In haste.vrv trnlyyonra, L 8CH00LEY, If D, Bb lair, Ohio, March 22.1856 Dr. Hunter?Dear Wr?Having been engaged in he ? fpont] practice of medicine for Mtinl years, I Mrs 0 detvrm'ned to devwto my attention to dlasaaea of tbt respiratory system, and km tkwogbt *f coming to K?? York 10 th? konpiHli. Bat baviegreed jcor communications on euMsiiiptin, I ton that you rould piokably givw m? m^ra instruction 01 tt# fubjcct than 1 could gat to/ where < Me. V?iy troljr j cars, JOiiPH OAS TON, A. D. Aciiurm, N. Y., J?n 19, 1865. Fobht Brora, M. D.?flaw Sir?Tbe subjeo.e of tho letters published by yon far 'te tint part in tbe If# v York pipers in wj interesting ; to me tiey sre mn particularly io in via* of the fact, that imral of my iwn tdlat* relative* aia afflicted wi<h disease* of tho ttroat and lo?|P, which bar# kitborto baffled my skill, assisted by Ibc aovie# of ?ba beat pbyslcisna in tb>a re ?Ion Mow, in order to avail ourselves of your skill, *1 bad thought of spending aomo tiao with von for tbo per pot* of learning roar manner of preparing remedies for inhalation, in order that 1 might muk* a last effort to tare my fiitnde. ?. K. PAINK, M B. Fintoh Cmvtu. Yates Co , N. Y., Jan. 4, 1855. Dr Humtrr? Lear Sir?Your letters recently published in tbe New York Tribune, rolnttng to yoar mode of healing bronchia) and pulmonary disease a by inhalation, bars been tba* tar marked with a oegioe of o and or sufficient to enlist my attention, and consequently led me to glvs them a careful perural. Yoar remans upon tbe treatment o' nasal catarrh, are just, and certainly worthy tbe atVnt'on of any practitioner. Yours respectfully, WM L. 1W1 iCBELL, If. D., Benton Centre, Yatea Cornty. FtihRnrRKK, Chenango Co., N. Y., March 27,1855 Dr. R. Uunikr:?Dear Sir?1 bare been ior over tilrty tear* in tbe practice of medicine, and bare net for that lei gib of time lonnd anything a poo which to balid the least hope* of ultimate racoon on tbe treatmant of phthisis pnlmcnalis until 1 obtained jour Theory of In halation. Bnt I am now thoroughly coovincd tuat there is sow balm in Gllead for the comumptiv* inrald. From tie import of your work you teem to manifest much of a philanthropic spiilt for tbe good of mankind. I therefore hare a great anxiety to solicit information, should yon feel disposed to give it, on the following par ticulars ? Respectfully, Ac., & h Marks, m d. Cppkr Marlboro', Prince Georgs Co , Md.,) March 17, 1855. J Dr. Bcrtir?1 have been reading with grest satisfac tion your tetters m tbe New York Hkhald on consump ticn, tbe opprobrium of medicine, and would like to ap ply yoar treatment by inhalation to my pa ienta, sailer Itig item pulmonary disease. Any information yon may give shall bo considered stri:tiy confidential; aulas it is rot in tbe power of the poor io a far distant' State," to place thtmaelrei under your immediate oare, you ean rertc the cause of humanity by placing your remedies and their modus operandi in the bancs of physicians, aid in this way widen the area ot yoar professional lams, and place the eare within the res ah of those who are unable to visit you. JOBN H. BOYLE, M L>. Mka bvillb, Pa , Feb 10, 1855. Dr. Rorkrt Buntkr? My Dear Sir?I admire your theory of inhalation, which I observed in the Tribune Ac. You mention the varieties of medicines to be need. 1 would be happy to know tbe mode of preparing them ior Inhaling? expectorants, for instance. Whether we cught to use the asms articles of medicine we would i we wtie going to affect by stomach. I have a number of cases of bronchitis, Ac. R. C. WEIR, M. D., Evanaburg, Crawford county, Pa. Milan, Erie county, Ohio. Jen. 17,1865 Dr. R. Hunter?Dear lair?Allow me to ia trod ace my hIIui physician, willing and anxious to u*o any means witb-n roy ic&eb to remove diseane; and having heard much of your treatment of lung diseatei by inhalation, 1 would like to inquire whether, and upon what terms, you lurnith wbahn. medicines, Ac ; and whether the articles used sre explained by you, Ac. Ac. If you can mete any arrangement with me that will put me in poa eetiion of the treatment, phase let me hear from you at j our earliest convenience. Very truly, C. H. NltWrON, M. D. Chenango Grove, McLean county, 111, May 15, 1855. R? i:?rt Bgntsr, M. D.? Dear air?Being engaged in the practice ot mtdicine, and having read with much in terest your articles in the Mew Yora Tribune, lam anx ious to learn whether the work you have written con tains sll that is necessary to enabis one to pursue yoor system of treatment iu pulmonary diseases? i, e , the c ireotions as to the agents used, the mrde of applica tion and the apparatus,^- * * lours truly, A. J. CRAlN, M D. Wawloo, N. Y , Feb 5,1855. Dr. Huntir? Dear Sir?I have just finished perusing your little Manual on the treatment of the diseases of tee threat and lungs by inhalation, and feel toat it at least will all'oid a powerful auxiliary to ths analeptic treatment of Dr Bennett. If not supersede it, as you in timate. From your wcrk I am at a lore to determine whether you intend to imitate the worthy example of i u< b men as Stokes, Carawell, Gerhard, dwset, Ac., by givisg to the world the result of your investigation and experience. Yet ( csn't but think that a mind that can develops such truths must be associated with a heart ao noble snd big, that it feels for the whele of ratnkind Hence 1 would beg leave to ask if you have or iir.??od to loy beiors ths medical profession a deleiied account ot your practice by inhalation. If you have published any ib rg mors than the treatn>e 1 refet to above, ! should liie to trow where it c?n be obtained. And at the same t me would ssk the privilege cf calling your at'-vnrloato the two following casts:?I am an aluusrus of the Col lege of Physicians itid Burgeons, New York, and have painfully felt, by the loss ot friend*, ths futile eilortt of ?ur ait to combat whb that fell destroyer, consump tion, and l*e) that he who enables our art to orpe with It la truly a bend actor, are must be too high mlu led and i oble to ke? p bis skill from the prhessloo at large for hib own pecuniary benefit. Inbotx cases tba pay siciins have all given up. Now, sir cm I beg you to notice them, and gtsemeroue h nfs in regtrd to <ebat wiult le suitatl*. for sn irbsleni, snd bow to prepare iff Ycu will theitby confer an obl gu'ien ?>a voir most obeci.nt, J. K. SMITH, M i). Racjvr, Dec. 4,1954 Rorirt Huktrr, M D.? Dear ?ir?Wh.le perusing ths New York iVtrliy Trtbnrte of date Dec 2,1 found an arti cle wrrten by yourself on ths bubject of ' Cure of Con sompticii, Ac , by Medicated Inhalation " The article ) leased ma very touch, snd I take the liberty of address log you lor tbo purpose of getting further information ii) us the (abject. 1 am ful'y aware that the profession nl medicine is very lame upon the subject of consump tion, and that the ordinary modes of treatment amount to but very little, so far aa the prospect or a eure is con cerned. 1 have Investigated the subject thoroughly, and I ran find no plan of treatment that is at all successful, lheplanof treatment suggested by you striaas m# fa vorably. Yours, most respectfully, EDWARD EVERirr, M. D. Edwafmburg, Cass Co , Mich., Feb. 16, 1855. Dn. Hunter?Dear Sir? 1 have recently met with some cf j our letters on diseases of ths air passugss, whiih have induced me to term a favorable opinion ot you aa a medi cal gentleman Their tone and spirit are good, ant aa 1 sn desirous of obtaining every improvement on the treatment cf lung diseases, I wish you to mail ma your hock, and any other information that you may deem I roper to in part will he thankfully received. Cordially lours, Ac , E KKtDING, M. D , Practising Physician, and Leetureron Anatomy and Fny a:okgy, Hygiene, Ac. Hahtland, Windsor Co , Vt. Rohrrt Huktrr, M. D.?sir?Several numbers of the lb me Journal ctme into my band* ths other day, oon Uintng several of what appear to be a series of Istters on consumption snd related a (Tactions. In these 1 have h'sn very much interested, perhaps the more so, from the fact that yon maintain the only rational mode of treatment, as it has seemed to me, for years. I see, alio in the Independent, a series of communications from ham? n. hut tt smells too strongly of tbe quack, to gain ccnOdfnce from me. F- cu has alto jumped into the stream, and sails with ths popular current; but I lnew him of old. Now, sir, allow me to say that! have a rimple request to make, which, If I am not mistaaen in your character, will meet with a ready response. It is this?Will you send mo an Inhaler, inolocing aline, men timing a few substances you And from your extensive experience to be most useful, and stating the proper tiens ured f I know that, after all, there lx no universal rule. Every case must ke met and treated on ite own Kicnliarities, yet a word or two might save me au end es repetition of experiments, being both a beacon and firger poet, and will ley under laatto# obligation*, yours, respectfully, HENRY HAYEi, M. D. Canton. In J., 2d mo , 1st, 1855. Dr R. Hunter?As my brother in-law bae eent by Dr. Tcdc for one of your inhaling instruments for his wife, he wishes me to inquire of you the mode of preparing the dillerent inhalations. cine!sting ot Ave classes, as msntioaed in yonr little treatise accompanying the In baling instrument. I am a graduate of the. University of Pennsylvania. My sister, who has much eonAdenoe in this plan of treatment, wishe* me to make the Inhal ing mixtures just as you do, and her husband wishes you to inform me the pre portions and the manner of making Jour Ave elassee of inhalations, so that I oan wait on er with Increased beneAt, if possible. Now just please to say if you will sivs me such information. Address EDMUND ATHERT80N, M D. Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Feb 26, 1855. Dfar Sir?I have jnst had an tnterviow with Mrs. T (my former patient), and from the evident tra piovsment in her caae and the statement she made, I feel anxious to become acquainted with the peculiarities of your method of treatment I understand from her that son are willing to impart such information. 1 therefore take the liberty tr addiess you, requesting yen to favor me with a statement of your term*, length of t/me rt quielte for me to devot* to the subject, and wbkther It will be necessary few me to visit you, At Yovrc 4v?/i D. J. KA3TEN, M. D. Ltncbburg, Va , MarehlT, 1885. Ibr. Robert Hunter:?Dear Sir?I regret not enjoying your acquaintance earlier. A fri??b' Jn]D? WM ? 'd* wstks ago consigned to the tnm>? to be eoled of a thrcat atf, '*?' a?* I v,?a i>? r . ti? - ? ponin two winters. And lilt JJft ?r O- w" ">? Pfcy'etan to his family, fuZ/P***1*. *? m* ??UI hs returned fnaNtv ?" WK i did ??t like to take him to hand him down LThe >-***? 11 would f'?en ms much pleasure for \-m to hsvo avail*d himself of your treatment Very .eapectlully, L A. VILUAlt, M. D., Lynrhburg, Va. Nile, N. Y.t Jan. 8, 1815. P. Bpxm, M D.?Pear Sir?*Vour kind reply to my roto of the fth November was thankfully reeeirad. I have used the balance of yonr prescriptions a? directed is my earn. Mv general health ta somewhat Improved, and tha nAatton of my longs wss more natural and easy durim tbe Ume that I used the inhalants, notwith standiag if use caused considerable cough at tho time I And, he*ver, that sine* I have diaeontinued the <? in haleats / am relaastef into my former bablU. It has oof kr*d tome that yonr oatt spasmodic and aitora tivaMhalents may he well adopted to my ease, but a* j/not kaow what tbe eons position is, I will leave it all ^fth yen to jndge, rely lag as I do upon yonr swwerlor

knowledge and experience is such cose*. Hop eg jyt to b? permitted to report my moo m eueoossfu*ty treat 04,1 NMin With poo* reopeec, truly years. P. CLAKKJC, M. D., Nile, N. T. East Paw Paw, Pob. 21, I860. Dr. Hunter?Dter Sir?Hav ng do'lead some articles lr<m yoor psn on the trottiNtt uf knnoVtl tat lory a 1 r.ol aiHtiM by inhalation, I toko too liberty of ad dressing yon no too subject, believing thin ts bo tbo ooly trno nitkot ot meeting t*>ot lotrfol a-setae, coo. sumption. 1 indulge to (root bopeo of it* practical utility tod an anxious not only to commend its claim* to public confidence, bat to teat ita efficacy in aty ova family. Now, dear Doctor, if yoa will render boo as atataneo, you will ecnler a bles?ing upon ua, and a fa tot on ore of your medical brethren, which will bo re membered as long as life. Youra truly, GEO. W. HOLLWrSR, M. D. London, C. W., April 27,1856. Fort. Hunt**, If. D ? Respected Sir?Baring for a long time perused tbo different letters you have pub lished in toe New York papers, oa the "Cure of Pulmo nary Corsumptioa," sao last night having reed what I suppose to be your test oa this very important subject, 1 thought 1 would address a tew Is tries to you oa the subject. That 1 have been interasted aad instructed from the rearing of your articles, 1 nsod not tell you, for a mtn mua'. bare rory little philanthropy in hie heart who doe a not rejolee at even the faintest prospect of re lief being afforded to those who hare fallen victims to that baa o of onr race? pulmonary ooasumption. 1 have a very dear >Ut?r, who baa for a na.mhor of yean bean afflicted with bronchitis, aad who, 1 fear, in spite of all 1 can do, will soon sink into the grave, and 1 myre f am ? roogly predtrpoeed to consumption. Now, I wi-h to try tbo efficiency of your treatment in her case. Will yen ke so kind as to Inform me what is necessary to avail myself o! your skill and experience? Your obe dient servest, GEO. D. BRaDWAY, If. D. Fox Praises, Fleming oo., Ky.. May 14,185k. Dr. Hunter.? Hear 8ir? From the ur*ent solicitations ot my brother-in-law, Dr 6 took ton, of West Pilot, and what 1 have read of your mode of treating diseases oi the longs, I am induced to give it a trial. 1 trust I have been sufficiency plain and explicltin my detail, that you may net be misled and toat you may know all that is important to mat e a judicious prescription. You must excuse the scatter*d manner in which the history of my eat* ssd present symptoms are laid before you. Very lespectlulJy, W. G. NUWS, M. D. Lockport, Niagara Co., N. Y , January. 1H55. Drjr Sir?I have read with mu-h interest your letters on catarrh and consumption, Ac 1 am a broken do *n physician in health, aad irom the lntereet I have felt in leading your letters, I am induced to lay my case before you. ? ? e Allow me to trouble yoa with tee considera tion of the foregoiDg imperfect sketch of my condition. 1 am so fnlly convinced from your letter', that you have started upon the right track far the euro of pulmonary affections knd thsir concomitants, that I feel it my duty to reeemmend those of my acquaintances who are thus affected, to apply to yon. Yours respectfully, JOrEFH TREVOR, M. D. Anderson, Malison Co , Ind., May 8, 1855. Fr. Rodirt Hcntxr?Dear Sir?Your letter, No. 16, was placed in my hands the other day, and ro much was I interested in ita contents that 1 immediately ordered the bach number*, tbat I might have the gratification. If nothing more, of reading them serially. In the conclu sion of the last letter you offer the heneffts of tour sys tem to thoEe unable to visit New York, by addressing ion a letter, Ac., Ac. You say nothing about terms, ly object in writing to you is to get your assistance in my own esse, mhieh I will briefly state, premising that I am a physician?a graduate of Jefferson Medical Coll ge, Philadelphia?tearon '46 and '47?attending my first course in New York, 1844 aid 1846. * ? * Now, I wish to pla e myitlf entirely under your guidante, to follow implicitly ytur directions. No time is to ba lost iu put tiig In operation the only plausible treatment tbat I have reen or beard of for consumption. I shall await your reply with great anxiety, and in the meantime pro cure for jou a score of similar cares in my own imme diate practice. York, truly, T. J. McCLENAHAN, M D. Chatham Ckntbk, Columbia Co., N. Y., Job* 2,185S. iiR Hi'Nter?Dear Sir: I bar* been Attending a CAte of seme cifli<u.ty for two weeks?uid having teen the effect* of A severe case of throat disease treated by your self with much btnefit?end having read some of jour letters, I mentioned to the family that it would be well to consult you on the oase. * * * I remain, jour truly, R. H VEDDER, If. D. Tombahmock, N. Y., May 17, 1865. Db. Pimtr?Bear Kir: 1 bnve a patient whose case I vrtrh to submit to you for counsel and treatment. I have lor# hoped and believed the time would come when lorg and throat diseases would bi treated by inhalation; free from empiricism and npon truly seUntihc principles, and I do intend, as scon as a ease or too present them ulves (in my practice,) which olfrr a reaiooable chance ior cure, to give you an opportunity by sending them to you for treatment, is order to test toe curative power of the system which you advocate,*Aod which to me appears foil of promise ami success. I re wired your treatise, for which accept my thanks. Yours truly, JOUNR MAY, M.D. Monmouth, (Mains,) Dec. 16,18'4. Dr. Hcstkr?Sir: 1 have reao your treatise on affec tions of the throat and lnngs, ana am convinced of the soundness of your principles. 1 have been a practicing physician for 80 years, and. at a matter ot course, have had many cases of the kind s j ok en of. I have bestowed a great deal of attention to Uere sfftcUocs, end bnve sought for all the luiormst'ton to he had in regard to treatment, and hava tried all tne timed its, and too oltcn to no purpose. 1 have at the present time two cases which have ad vanced to thw icooad stage of pulmonary eonsumption, and 1 hate to lose them, as 1 inevitably most, uoless I derive some aid from your remedies. If you cm afford me in'otnatioo, or, il not agreeable, will state on what ietms yon will do it, you will very much oblige me. Veiy respectfully, yours, JAYE! COCHRAN, Jr. M. D. Malvern, Carroll Co.. Ohio, Dec 11.1864. Dfar Sib?My attention was drawn to your letter of the Vd inet. 1 read it carefully, and am favorably im pressed with what y ou say upon inhalation in diseases of the longs, Ac 1 have a patient in the seoond stage ci phthisis, whom I have induced to apply to you for relief. Please inform me if you can send an inhaler and prescription: if so, the fee, fce. Respectfully, yours, S. F. KUCKENBROD, M.D. Potistoww. Pa., May 22,1865. Pr. Hunter:?Dear Sir?Raving read your communi cations m the New York papers on pulmonary diseases, permit me to rav that they met wuh my approbate and lor seme further Information have been induced to drop you a line. I believe the inhaling process to he the beit in pu mansry affections. 1 spoke to oao of my patients, who ia very analous to try your proceaa, and enclosed you will find a letter from h;m. The allopathic tr taunt nt has bttn of no avail ia hie case. J. F. TUBUS, M. D. Michigan Crrr, Ind., May 18, 1855. Dr. R Hunter:?Sir? Having perused your letters upon the subject of pulmonary consumption, lately published, ana being favorably impress>d by your views ot inhalation. 1 send you the history of a cass now un der my caie, with a request that yon forward to mo, by express or otherwise, one of your inhalers, with such medicines and directions ss you may deem most relia ble. SYLVAN Ud EVER IS M. D. Lowell, Mass., Dec 8, 1854 Robert Dcntkr, M D.?My Dear Kir: 1 am a physl cisn practicing in this city, and line every true brothur in our profession, am ambitious to make myself ao qvainteo with the best modes of healing all the diseases for which I am called upon to presrribe. I have been led to think very favorably of your treatment of lung and throat disease* by inhalation, and am desirous to lesrn mere about it. it ia not practiced here at all. It ccmmends itself to my judgment and I wish to give it a trial. I am Informed that you have written a do >k on it, in which you explain your practice. If ao, it wo^.d give me pleasure to possess such a book, and if you would eend me a eopy by mail or otherwise, I suall deem it a favor, and will send you your usaal price tor it. Anything which promises me the least aid in treat ing these complaints so dreadfully common here, I am esger to obtain. With high regard, beheve me, my dear air, truly yours, E. A. I'KKKiNd, if. D. East Sanger ville, Maine, Feb. 24, 1856. Dear Fir?I soarcely know how to address you?my re quest may appear to yow so extraordinary. I am a phys eian (of what Is called the old school,) but do not confiae myself exclusively to that particular kind of practice. I find there Is a reform required In practicing medlcire, as well is a'-l other things, and I use all kinds of practice to guide me I have seen notices ot your treatment of lung Diseases by inhalation. 1 am very anxious to get all toe information with reg.rdtothe treatment of that disease I have read your book and the lettero you have published, and have become very much taterestbd in your mode of treatment. I thought 1 wouii venture to write you and see If you wonld give me some further infoimation with regard to your treat ment, and what the inhalents are composed of. By so doing ysu will confer a great bieseing or toe human family. Yours, very truly, J. B. Kl'rtlNGALL, M. D. North Brighton, Me., Feb. 10,1856. Dr. Hcntrr?Dear Kir : 1 have I he honor to bo a bumb> memtvr of the profession here, in the I'ine-Tree State, and I look npon my duties, not with a single view to tfy own pecuniary advantage, but with an earnest desire to relieve she suffering* of thoee unfortunate persons who, n consequence of their diseases, are constrained to ap ply to me foe ?id. I bavs perused with much interest your cowtnbutiocH to the New York papers respecting pnln or ary diseases and having a strong desire to Ata'o all the knowledge possible in the science of medicine, I have taken the liberty to address you, though a stran ger. In this cold region of our country, coniumption ls cuttiigdown the flower of our young men and maidens, and we can but look on and weep tbat we have no power to slay the progress of the fell disease. Now, my dear air, will you afford ma any light upon this disease T Have yen any treatiasa or publiealion netting forth your direoverivs and views, which yen will aeod me by mailt I bave now several patients suffering with pulmonary disease, and the remedies hi common use by physicians I am confident cannot arrest tb* disease. I graduated at the New York University of Medicine in lbs spring of 1P47# With moch respect, I remain your o bad lent servant, CHARLES H. FARN8WORTH, M. D. FmmrRnrftT, York Oonsty, P? , J?n. 27, 185ft. My Im* Uocrun:? I have mm with great interest jour remarks upon diseases Involving the air passages, end id waiting with high expectations for poor history etc treatment of the lungs. I have bee* uuab'e, as yet, to obisin jonr work on inhalation, and I take th's me thod of asking that yo?r would let jonr servant eell on Menus Ftrirger h fownsend, and get them to send It to me, as I know sot their address, and also to Inform me what ether works yon hive published In retains* to the t lessees yon have so ably writ fen apoonad published In the pat ers. Piimitpne to say that i am a praetitleaar of medicine of 11 years' standing, and yet confess my Ina bility to treat consumption, though J hay* had * years' experience in hospital praetlee. Tow kM attention to "iTtma, u. d. * Madhon, Wis v March 26, 18&&. Dm Hcjnm*.?Pear Sir:?I write to you la bshnlf of Vii. F , wi'e of ox Governor F , of thla city 8bo baa tc.o suffering lor the list year or m ire from shrinks laryngitis * * * Having seen a verv go>1 deserip tkn of tbe ditesee and ita treitnuDt io tb? Uonut Jour nal, the la anxione to mske a trial of your mode of care Iter treatment hae been, ro far, homoeopathic, bat with out may benefi ' aa yet. Any thing you axe abk to do to acscmplhh a (yeedy cure, will be gratefully received by the family, and yours, very truly. JAKES K. GROSS, If D. To TBS Editor of tbs Fkkfmaw's Jourkal Nr. 8baw?bear Sir :?I th'ak many will hereafter agree with a e tbat the public are under great obligt tiena to you for calling their attention, in your paper of la?t week, to the subject of treating ecneumptiea oy in halation, aa practised by Dr. Robert Hunter, of Mew York, and for tbe valuab e extracts accompanying it, taken Horn tbe exposition of hie practice. The subject is one in which elmoet emery fam.ly in our land has a tptcial interest. So rapidly is thla disease ineretrig tbat no friend of humanity can remain indifferent to tbo fearful fseta. Consumption bes long been tbe oppro brium of the mcdkal profession. No candid physician but will acknowledge tbe impoteney of hie efforta when attempting to battle with tbis tyrant diseeee. After a practice of twenty-three years I am myself entirely willing to make tbe eoneeeeion. The public alio have here me set sited of the utter ineffletenoy of til the usual modes of treetiug consumption, and are looking im ploringly for seme rouree of relief from th* graap of the destroyer Hence the almost universal report to nos tmms and panaceas which in nicety, nine eases in a hun dred have c isappointed the poor victims and l?ft them worse than before. And yet an innate consciousness or belief exieta in tbe public mind that there is aomswher? s it needy?yes, a core for tbis fearful malady, and th it it can end ought to be round. 1 am fully convinced that that remedy is in tbe system of inhalation, and that fur Iter Improve me nts will render it an almost certain cure. 1 have, during tbe past ses eon .enjoyed the prtv.lege of a free acquaintance with Dr Hunter, of New York, end em happy In being able to attest to bis kind and gentlemsnly qualities as a man, as also to the candor and sincerity which he exhibits to all who oall on him oreetkbis advice From tbe several interviews aud conversations which I tad with him on the subject gf nerally, as well ae to his particular treatment by in halation, I believe him to be a man or science end deep rerearch, and tbat be thoroughly understands bis sub ject. IT II uses no single nostrum Each case it treated sccordmg to tbe particular symptoms presented. That is, the inhaling mixture a vary wiih the varying aspects of each particular case. I also met at hie rooms, and bad conversation with, several ot his patients who bsd been a longer or shorter time under treatment, and tbe reaults were inch aa to afford encouragement and inipire confidence. 1 would not, by these remarks, intend to convey the idea tbat all cases of consumption can or will be cured in wbicb tkb trea'ment is need. But wbat 1 would sty ia, that I believe tbat ordinary cases of consumption, uncomplicated with inveterate stomach or liver diteaae, and where the remedies srs reasonably used, may be cured in at least nine eaves out of tan, and io rueh eases, too, astbe ordinary remedies would failentirelv to cure. 1 have been induced to make tbe above ilmarks io order to eecond youx worthy efforts to give light and afford hope to tbe suffering ones around ns, and if it should conduce in any degree to tma end, I (hall be amply mtiefied. J. M. PEAK, M. B. Ccoj-erttoivn, Dee. 18, 1864. To tub EnrroR or tub New York Daily Tires : Sir.?Some months since, while suffering from an affec tion of the longr, I was induced, at the suggestion of a medical friend, to peruse Dr. Hunter's book on inhala tion, and was so favorably impressed witb the force of hia reasoning tbat I immediate.y consulted him in my one. care. Fir more than a year previous to this time f wai an invalid, and had employed all the usual meant of jel'ef, even to spending a winter in tbe West Indies, without obtaining more than very temporary benefit. About three months have elapsed since 1 first made trial of Inhalation, and I have now no limitation In stating that I have obtained great benefit from Dr. Hunter'* treatment, (baring gaineo six founds of flesh ia the last two weeks.) sid feel that it is my duty to burr all pro ieseional selfishness, and promptly and gratefully rendtr bim this public acknowledgment. I ans glad to see that on every band the profession are beginning to admit the merits of inhalation, and to pab licly advocate it in the iredical jourrals. 1 hare seea enough of Dr. Hunter's practice to know toat it is at tended with extraordinary anececerj|?d possesses the highest claims to public attention. wRilar resnlta must not, however, be expeeted from Inhalation ia the hands . ol others who hare had little or no oxperience in the ad minislration of medicines in this minn-r. Indeed, it ia to he leaied that injudicious experiments will lead, in many Instances, to injury and Disappointment, rather than berefit; for, simple as this practice ia, it requires a dtgree of experience and discrimination which, unfor tunate)*, tbe general practioner can rarely attain. Concidtring that consumption has hold its fatal career through all preceding centuries, and that all the modes of treatneent proposed to the present bare signally failed, to what can the iiralid look for health if not to inhala tion f lo me. this seems the only hope science and Hu manity hare to offer. Tbe disease will not die out of its own acoord; medi c'nes a- ministered by the stomach cannot teach it, and " change of climate'' is a fallacy upon which too many human hopes here airssoy been sacrifice.). The history of the past is hut a record of fruitless ex periments; end fiom beginning to end there le not one page which onr art can justly claim as its own tbat is iseal of d< not Impressed with the seal of death. Our feelings and bot es hare heccme so petrified by disappointment anil failure, that now it requires a sirorig effort of the wiH to try to live when tbe remedy lor our malady it be I ore us. limy will wait for their friend's experience, without acting er even thinking, it would seem, for themselves, diss I such are doomed to learn their own folly in their own fate. While waiting for others to be cured, they lose the precious time that would bare saved them-elres Although long since proposed, it is only now thai la halation can be said to here been reduced to a system of practice adapted to tbe many phases of pulmonary dU tare; and note can deny that to the judgment, exp expert tnce and able advocacy of Dr. Robert Hunter, this treat ment is infebtcd for its introduction into the United States, and for tbe deseired and high popularity, both with tbe protees<on end the public, it has already at talced by its success. A few years hence it will be re garded as equal to ifce brightest discoveries of medical science. If 1 bare written earnestly, it is because judgment, what I here observed in others, and what I have experi enced in my own person, all unit* to make me feel that the hopes ot the consumptive are in iahalation, and that none ou(ht to despair of recovery while the means re main untiled. li 1 can add anything for information to what I bare wiittfn, either personally or by letter, it will afford me bappiners to do so. I am, sir, your oUelient servant, J. W BEATTY. M. D., No. 20 White street. Nkw Yohk, Not. 6, 1664. The inferences to be drawn from this interacting corrtspenderce are at once cinclusive aid self evident- ihe utter inadequacy of the eld treatment ?wbttv er practised under the anspioas of the alo 1 attic, homoeopathic or water cure schools, is fully esttblls' cd. But tie point to which I wish to call special attention 1s the weight of evidence to prove that inhalation as a systematized mode ot treatment wei altogether nrknowo to the profession previous to By circussicn of tie subject. We have abamltnt testimony that it was not practiced in the hospitals, nti demonstrated in tbe colleges, nor mooted in medical periodicals, nor treated of in bo->ks, nor used in practice, np to the time of iny pub.ic advo cacy of it in the newspapers, years even after Ihad lem practising it in tola country with special atten tion atd signal success. I am thus enphatio he cause many practitioners In the city and elsownere, moved by that miserable envy, La such :ontr*sc with the foegcirg correspondence, endeavor ti insinuate themselves into the practice of inhalation? not in a Airelghtforward manuir, by "givlag credit waere it is di e," hot by taking credit to themselves at my expiree. Finding the common sense of the peopft residing universally to my views ss set foilr publicly, tney pretend to use and to have use! a system of treatment cf which t ry are utterly igno "-nt-having i cither the ktowkdge n>r exponeaco cf it sufficient to ena le teem to nso it with judl cli us> caa or any degree of success. It will be observed that many of my crrrespin dints, folly mpreseed witht'e important of my v'.eve, wir e to me for information, wishing to ob tain toe materials and formula need in my prartioe. Molt gladly would 1 aooede to their wishes could I dtem it consistent with the interests of this braid of my profession to wUcn I have 'devoted such spe cial atd persevering siTention. I bave taken occa sion to explain in my let'era that inhalation can only be need successfully when combined with that knowledge and experience so essential to the prac tice of any ot .er medical treatment. It would no' he reafotable to suppose that I could in the limit* of a letter to a brother practitioner, convey th? knowledge obtained by years of toilsome expeitoocr, and yet without fml knowledge he could not ba in potmsionof data sufficient to ecabe htm to prac tice lit elation wit a any warrant of suceers; and failing In his results, for want of this exjeriece, the practice of inhalation itself, In Ha Infancy, wculd be injured, and many without further trial would be led to condemn it. In cider to meet tbe numerous applications to me on tbis point, and to Inlorm itber* without .be nt cenity of direct corresprndecce, I wrote a some what lergrby comamricatlon to my professional brethren, which wee pub'iibed In tbe tfaroh number of tbe American Medical Gazette, a journal con ducted on ti e highes: principles of profaaaional rest ectebiiity, tie pages ot wbiciwe:e thrown opea to me with a Lbeeahty of sentiment and iudspen dtice cf >barsctrr worthy the talent of Hs well knew* editor. Acvertirg to my letter in the Ga situ, be thus hears testimony: Onr reader* will find lo the orgintl dspartmar.t of this number, ? conmunlcalicn on tha treatment of di*eai?a of tha chart br Inhalation, from Dr. Robert H inter, of thi* eitv who davotar binuelf exouaively to this epv claltj. we insart hi* latter with pleanure, addrtsitd at It la to tha profeieion, who will know how to aonra date it. It Will wire moreover, as DO snswer to many of oot distant subecribers who bar* written to us for Infer nation on tbe subject. Ihej cannot fail to discriminate between Dr. Hunter's scientific views in regard to diseases and remedies, and tbo paltry charlatanism of certain quack*, who** gisndUoqoent advertisements of ?Mnag vapor in packages," Ac.,merit only contempt, and vbm* emploiment of Inhalat.oa ia calculated to bring tbo practice into disrepute. In tbie ' o am nr. I cation, I gere cat* of m j several iratmmoote. "Tbe lnhnler"- "showering syringe" ?"stethoscope" Mid "palmwneter" these f threw cnttiefy epsa to tie profession ?m an earnest of ay utenOon to give to* complete resort of my expe rience to tobeatioa," bo bout m tea pressing na tote ci my professional engagements itull enable me to reroce that experience to a proper form for the ose of piolmttul reference. 1 em as a 1 times happy to meet tbe wishes of ay professional brethren, as far a? I caq io so with too tioetomy own it. termts and reputa ton, and shall continue to avail my self of every tit.ia< opportunity to cement the to n a of fraternal feeling, by ac knowledging the frankne-sand urbanity with which tbey have expressed their approval of the eonrae I bave porBtud, and tie practice I have introduced. From tie fl-st, I was confident of overcoming every obstacle tbat could be op rosed to the adoption of intaation, and took a? my motto the old Ramaa proverb, Magna est Veritas it prevail bit?troth is {rent and whf prevail. Tbe foregoing letters aho* ow tally V e pimple truth of inhalation, as a prin ciple of practice, aas stienoed the pride sod preju cioe of the profession and called forth from them the warmest expressions of commendation ; while among the people its success bai effectually over timed tbe eld woman's notion, " that cot sumption is an incurable <> L ease." Some nodes will na turally be ex cooled from me of these who, either iiom ignorance, prejadi ?, or selfish ness, btve not yen given In their adhesion to inhala tion. 1 would not chgulse the fa t tbat there are tome in tLis .city to whom .my previous remarks would be wholly inapplicable. These I divide into two class's: 1st. Tbe few who do not believe in Inhalation as a treatment tor comminution?so long sa these man ifcat a trocable spirit, it shall be my aim to instruct t) em. 2d. Tocbw ?ho do believe in inhalation, bai who, in order to letaln their patients noder their own care, misrepresent me personally, and impru dently attempt to imitate my practice?these it shall be my pleasure to unmask. It was my intention to have dissected thoee phy sicians who bavo been guilty of uagenttemanlike practices and want of courtesy, in this letter, as well as the " tribe of imitators," " medical spscn'a ti?B,"!" chanye of climate and summer resorts," ' the ignorant and cruel praotice of pumping liquids into the lungs," "tbe results cf InbaUtion; and tbe necessity of remodelling the tr: acme it of Obolera ?nd other Infections eiseasea," bat I find the space I am allowed in to-day's paper will not permit me to do so. I shall, therefore, postpone my observations on tbe above heads nntll Monday,.when I Invite for tbem tbe c&refoi perusal of thuse they are intended to benefit. Your c bedient servant, Robert Hunter, If. D., Pbjsiclsn for Diseases of tike Lttnra. New York, No. 828 B.oadway. Friday, June 22", 1856 Boast I of Ton GoTetnoiii The Board m?t at 4 o'clock P. M. at the Rotunda, in the Park. Present?Governors Townssnd, (la the chair.) Draper, Taylor, Tiemann, Degro, Duke, Henry and West. THE BOW AT THE WOBKHOUSE The following la the official report in relation to the late diatur;ance among the Cyprians at Blackwell'e Island;? To THE PRKSIDINT O. THE BOARD Or Ten GOVERNORS. ?e UT eT*D'ng' Priur t0 earning to the sapper table, two of our tonus pot into a quarrel, and before they eould IfF? !d' "th*rs took part In it also. I had promised S*"fi hist time a fight oecurrod, 1 should ap P ,i '?)* "m#dJ in to* most effeotuel mtnm r. I have done ii *Bd ,BT?. 'ispended all oontraet labor for a Bf.? P?t on a short allowaaoe of bread and water, and the lealcr. in the fight are going through the Skin ?i thowerieg. I showered eerernl yesterday, and shall sbeuer at many more to day,and so oontinno anal we v 0 ooseive tuch harsh pnnisbmeat. I trust I sffiys'ffi.'.r, israsjss; fea sm <??<??. ?u.i. HERMAN XLDRIDGS, Warden. The Wowing waa alto read on the aame aubject Dear Sir?In the 11 isalo of this morn Its I see a notioo ef ? reTolt oi the ej pr.aaj." who aro bow eonlfned Intho work efc? ?ie II a * ? ooeurred in oonseqnenoe of {ff had bread OBd meat wbioh is dealt out to tho la mates et tbis institution. It is true, several of our hamate# bed be come uproarious ai d defiant,and they were met and assured with ae much sere end caution as oonld bo eserolsod under ?i?n ^?VD',kDC";. tb# ProTi?iois bat nothing to do ? ?i 5 u,?''! our rations aro ample, and torn, posed cf good quality or both meat, bread, tea and ooffee II'a s,e<A*I fl*", b0* '? ? sfegle instance have we had bed tread, in toe la>t j ear, aid this was oorreeted at onoe wbsn it was brought to your notice. HERMAN XLDR1DGK, Warden. [1h? warden does not tell the whole of the oocurrencn la the above reports. The feet is, the disturbance was of a mnoh more serious character than the article in yes terday 'i paper would^ead one to suppose. The scene la described ee being fearful in the extreme. Five hundred women engaged in a fight at ona time, screaming, shout - ing, cursing, and making all manner of unwomanly ohea, waa a scene not often witnessed, and justified the xpreesion of our lnlormant, who describe! * as heimr he most outrageous affair he ever saw or desired to eee. Governor Taylor waa present, and exerted himeelt to re. Btcre order, which he et length accompliehed l MOinillllllCI DAT AT T1IK LUNATIC ASYLUM. Dr. Ranney sent in a communication nek Ing for an appropriation of $20 for tba inmate* of the Lunatic Asy lum to celebrate the Fourth of July in a becoming men tor. Alter some oiaouseion, <60 wee voted for that ^the'limefre.*" ?0W0Md " woakl A STATE CONVENTION on the poor laws. ctihiSlsr ?.* WM ]fe?i?T*d P. D. Jono., Chairman eitin?f th^Fow ",P?" Co""?*"** of Superintend GENTLEtiENi-Tou are respectfully Nqnestod to moot in etnvenlion, at tho McGreger House, in tho city of Utioa on '' i of AnKi?t, 1864, at 2 o'clock P J|. for tbe purpose of examining and comparing the different If*,??' *u , *Ji*d by for the mainionauoe and support of the poor in tho several c unties in the State; also, for / #"" V amending the"several acta providing for the relief of emigrent peupore end luuatioi. Tne Surer, intendenls ire likewise r quested to prepare a reeert L u iamount of expeadituN for the reliefTf the poor in their respective oountie* for the year preceding their ?Va ?Int settlemint, the whole number so wueved and the averse# oost per person; also the amonni duo aid uaraja on the first day of Jane, 1865; likewise tbi isDiter et lunettes chargeable to such couatiee. when and how sup ported, and their relative condition. A general end punctual attendance is requested, a* matters of im Jeport of o^mlttN^in b#fM# 00nTent,<>?. ?"bracing A communication waa received from Alderman Christy, chairman ef the Alms House Committee of the Board of Alderman, Informing the Governors that the committee intended to vie it the institutions on the 29th inat. Go verncra West, Tiemann end Dugro were appointed a com mittee to fnteitaln them. w . ? lint Randall's island boys. 'Master Hspgerty and two other hoye appeared before the Governors, aid requested one of their honorable body to male an oration to them on the Fourth of July. Hue quite a little scene ooeurred. One of the hoye made e speech, which waa responded to by one of tbe Governora, but the hoy's speech, maugre a little bad grammar, waa decidedly the moot clever. Gov. "\\ est was appointed by the Board to deliver tho oi&uon. IMPORTANT CHANGES ON BLACK WELL'S ISLAND. Gov Taylor moved to increase the salary of tho ."a t5?,,Workh?UB? to <2,000 a year. This ex cited a violent discussion, and dlscloeed a curious plot among the Governors. * Gov Dcke was opposed to the increaee. If It waa pasted, ail the werdene would bo asking for more money: rnd alto all 1 he assistant wardens, keepers and matrons This would add to the expenses of tho department nearly *80,010 per yeor He a.ked tho* geX^ who # pose sll appropriations that looked like extravagance to pauie beiore they do this objectionable th(ng7 Several Governors will gig at gnate and swnUow camels. Gov. IViCT staled that this waa but tbe part wf an ar rangement that had loog been contemplated. Mr. Klcr f^ge 0 resignation took effect soon, when tho war denshipof the Almshouse would he vacant, when it was proposed lo change around the several wardens. !WdR,* vioient discussion, the resolution was carried by the following vote Ayes?Teylor, Tiemann, Henry, Town send, West. Dugro. hays?Diaper and Duke. J&Z&Z *e,Dg arr*DK?d. the rest of the programme wis carried ont, on mction of Gov. Taylor, by the fol lowing removals and appointments being made ? Joitph Keeee, lemovtd from the warden ship of the house1* ?Plated to the same offi ;e in the Work w"'- ?" Hermarn tldridge, resigned from the Workhouse, ae pcinUd to Randall's Island. 1 ' IbelMWrjy0?1' aBd ?PP*tat??te to teko effect on Gcv. Dcke tffcred a resolution to change the method oi appointing assistant physicians on the islands. He lmed to Dr. Ranger to report npon. weeslt summary. follows"?mb<r r"nai"lng ?nding June 23, were ae BelJcvue Hospital..,. f63 SmaHpox Hospital . 3 it a tic Asylum ?83 Randall's Island 7fiU I,o.-i5x;'.'r.p- .a, g Do. do. fxom Work- Colors H?ie..\"!"* 246 hooje.,. 117 Coi'd Orphan Aavlum 1BO i 24 . m Kill home,7ft6 Total... 8"t77 I Decrease 40. ,T"* Nnmber nmainicg Juno 18 * Admitted lo June 23 1364 To'nl ."TTT r, . 7,103 M ' Discbehged i on hot to I'enitenUary V.Y. 'lOO?1,39* Remaining Jure 23 Elralra Republican ff r- two express trains the other morning, one o? it. ,Bd ihe other on the Central roads, itart*d east from ( acandaigua at tho asm* time. Emu lous or tech other, the steam waa put on Meager sod Mieper Ihey faiily flew along the t ack, the C. k E. train calnlrg a IHtle. J hie eontioued till the latter, be ing slued, a stick of wood accidentally (t) Ml from ite t.idsr d/fctiy ssrees the t?ek of the Central. It Kdgsd biteern tbe cow-catcher and tbe rail, ploughing op the ground end raising quite a dost for forty ro le when the tr?ln came to a stand still. Of eonree the (enendelgoa hoy* were elated. Nohvse lost.? RcchetUr Pmural, Jsnel'S.