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February 27, 1937


JAMA. 1937;108(9):718-719. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.92780090002009a

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A patient of mine experienced a severe general reaction, Oct. 13, 1936, following an injection of sodium morrhuate into a varicose vein. I was unable to find anything in the literature regarding such a reaction until I saw the article by Kenneth M. Lewis in the Oct. 17, 1936, issue of The Journal. It occurred to me to report my case as an additional one of sodium morrhuate reaction, and also because there were certain interesting differences in the history and the reaction.

REPORT OF CASE  C. W., a man, aged 50, a janitor, July 21, 1936, gave a history of varicose veins of the left leg of fifteen years' duration and ulcer of the ankle for ten years. Two years previously he had been given injections of quinine and urethane twice a week for four months with very little results. He stated that at that time, following each

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