Par le Dr. A. Ravina. Huitième année, 1933. Paper. Price, 18 francs. Pp. 192. Paris: Masson & Cie, 1934.
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This volume, like its predecessors, is replete with interesting abstracts from the current literature, giving special prominence, of course, to innovations reported in French medical periodicals. A few of the items of interest are the treatment of chronic alcoholism and delirium tremens by injections of emetine hydrochloride (0.02 Gm.); the analgesic value of intradermal injections of distilled water into tender areas; atropine in large doses (2 mg. and more) in the treatment of parkinsonism, and the treatment of fistulas by sclerosing injections of quinine ethyl carbamate or sodium salicylate. It is stated that hemorrhages in the mouth can be promptly checked by application of meat from a bird such as a pigeon or a chicken, slaughtered at the time of use. The antidotal value of sodium nitrite against potassium cyanide poisoning is discussed. Gelatinothorax, in the treatment of empyema, is the injection of 2 per cent of gelatin in physiologic
L'année thérapeutique: Médications et procédés nouveaux. JAMA. 1934;103(1):65-66. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750270067033