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To the Editor:—
Apropos your comment in The Journal May 17, I should like to add a report given to me by a physician who came in considerably disturbed regarding his lack of attention and inability to concentrate following the administration of sulfathiazole.He had been suffering from an infection of the olecranon bursa and had been given 12 Gm. of sulfathiazole when the infection occurred. The infection had apparently cleared up considerably, and he decided to visit a very ill patient at the hospital. He had no difficulty in going to the hospital, but on his return from the hospital he noticed that his attention was wandering and that he had difficulty in coordinating his movements.He was surprised at one school intersection to be stopped by a policeman who, after scolding him in the manner of a policeman, demanded to know whether he was drunk. After he had
Brodsky ME. SULFATHIAZOLE. JAMA. 1941;117(2):136. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820280058021