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December 2, 1944


JAMA. 1944;126(14):901-903. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850490035015

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BAL IN OIL IN TREATMENT OF SEVERE MAPHARSEN REACTIONS  War Department Technical Bulletin of Medicine 104, dated October 12, announced the availability of a new drug, bal in oil, for use in the treatment of severe mapharsen reactions. Bal in oil is packaged in sterile ampules containing 500 mg. of bal in 5 cc. (10 per cent solution) of injectable material for intramuscular use only. It is stable when stored at ordinary temperatures. The bulletin discusses the selection of cases, the recommended dosage and reactions from bal in oil.

U. S. AND BRITISH ARMY MEDICAL OFFICERS HOLD MEETING IN FRANCE  U. S. and British Army medical officers recently held a three day meeting at a large U. S. Army general hospital in France, where they exchanged ideas on the treatment of battle casualties. This was the first conference of its kind in that theater.


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