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CLAIMS HE HAS TREATMENT
FOR PAINLESS CHILDBIRTH
New York, Oct. 16. Painless
childbirth through the administration
to the patient of a type of the old
fashioned "laughjng gas" is the lat
est discovery in medical circles, ac
cording to Dr. Herbeat C. Allen to
day. The new treatment, Dr. Allen
announced, has all the advantages
of the famous German "twilight
sleep," without any of the dangers
which he said attended that method.
The "laughing gas" treatment was
, first tried last June at the Cumber
land Street Hospital in Brooklyn. It
was successful, and since that time
more than a score of women have
given birth to children while under
its influence. Physicians kept their
use of the new treatment secret. Dr.
Allen stated that he knew of no oth
er hospital in the world where this
treatment is being used.
Nitrous oxide "laughing gas"
and oxygen are administered touthe
patient, according to Dr. Allen, in
sufficient quantity to give insensibil
ity to pain without producing uncon
sciousness. This is where the Amer
ican treatment is superior to the Ger
man "twilight sleep" method.
In the latter case the labor is pro
longed, while 'under the new method
the patient, being conscious, can use
voluntary methods. The patient un
der the American treatment is able
at all times to realize what is going
on without suffering any pain. Dr.
Allen said that in his experiments the
patients had talked to him all of the
time, "assuring him that they felt no
The gas treatment is administered
in much the same manner that one
"takes gas" in a dentist's chair. The
sensation. Dr. Allen said, is exhili
rating rather than oppressive.
TROOPS TO SUPPRESS RIOTS
Springfield, III., Oct. 16. Gov.
Dunne early today had not received
a report from Adj't Gen. Dickson,
who went last night to Willisville with I
t instructions to mobilize the state
militia at Carbondale for the suppres
sion of riotings which Italian Con
sul Dallagno of Chicago wired Gov.
Dunne were directed againBt Italians
of the mining camps around Willis
ville. Trouble started with the kill
ing of an Italian miner Monday.
"Handsome Harry" Thomas Han
burg, cabaret singer, 28, wanted. Al
leged to have passed worthless
John and Roman Nieman are dead
and their brother 'arersted following
pistol battle with Chas. A. Zaloudek,
2863 W. 21st st, this morning when
they tried to hold up saloon.
Engineering bureau of city esti
mates each person in city pumped
218 gallons of water a day. Leakage.
Rose Link suing David DeHoll for
$1,000 heart balm for breach of
promise. Suit says she spent whole
day rolling cigarets for him.
David McLaughlin, 5609 Woodlawn
av., died in St. Luke's Hospital of
paralysis. Dislocated ..neck diving at
South Shore Country Club last sum
mer. Safety First movement discussed
at convention of Railway Surgeons
at HoteJ LaSalle.
P. J. Mclntyre slugged in front of
home at 6106 Woodlawn av. early
this morning. No attempt to Tob him.
Mrs. Joseph T. Bowen, pres. of
Woman's City Club, to return from
New York today. Has been ill.
Estate of Richard Sears filed in
probate at Waukegon. Estimated f
value $17,000,000. v
A SWIFT PACE
"No. What's the use? A man can't
bring back any stories worth telling
from a mere fishing trip. He's got
to discover an entire river to attract
any attention now."- Washington