February 18, 1911


JAMA. 1911;LVI(7):503-504. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560070035014

The statements which I made in my former article1 concerning the efficacy of the treatment to obliterate the craving for narcotics have been confirmed, and this treatment is to-day the most successful method which I have yet found for the obliteration of the craving for morphin, opium, cocain, alcohol, or tobacco. I have endeavored to simplify the method, and have succeeded in some measure; the same combination of drugs is used, and only the details of their administration have been changed. The plan which I have found to be most effective, and most easily followed by others, is as follows:

The belladonna mixture of two parts 15 per cent. tincture of belladonna, and one part each of the fluid extracts of hyoscyamus and xanthoxylum, has proved itself an essential part of the treatment. When the 10 per cent, tincture of belladonna has been used, or when even a 12

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