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December 29, 1888


JAMA. 1888;XI(26):909-910. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400770009002

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Erythrophlœin in Cardiac Affections.  Dr. Herrmann, in a recent number of the Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift, gives an account of experiments which he had performed in the clinic of Professor Drasche in the Vienna General Hospital, on the effect of erythrophlœin on the diseased heart. It was used in cases of compensated and non-compensated failures of the heart, as well as in cases of fatty heart with slight disturbances of circulation. The drug was used in a solution of 0.002 grams of erythrophlœin in 10,0 grams of laurocerasus water, ten drops of this solution being given every hour. In general, the drug was well tolerated, and only in a case of insufficiency of the aorta depending on acute articular rheumatism did the sensation of disgust and great irritation supervene. Retardation of the pulse after the administration of erythrophlœin came on in several cases, and this was particularly true of the

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