August 13, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(7):210-211. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400060018004

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Dr. Arnozan, of Bordeaus, lately made a communication to the Medical Society of that city on the dangers of submitting children to the prolonged use of salts of lime. He reported the case of a youth 14 years of age, who was affected with coxalgia, and who for six months took two table-spoonfuls of a solution of hydrochloro-phosphate of lime, a patent medicine, 20 grams of which contain one gram of the salt. During this period the patient had, at a few days interval, three attacks of nephritic colic, characterized by vomiting and by very slight renal pains, the diagnosis of the nature of the colic would have been very difficult had it not been for the rejection ultimately of three small calculi during micturition. The phosphatic medication was immediately suspended. The nephritic colic did not return, and during three months there was no sign whatever of renal lithiasis. The

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