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February 10, 1894

TECHNIQUE IN TÆNIA TREATMENT—REPORT OF A REMARKABLE CASE.

Author Affiliations

SAN DIEGO, CAL.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):179-180. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850007002c
Abstract

In the absence hitherto of any unfailing tænicides or specifics, it may be profitable to inquire if there are any other methods available for the safe and certain expulsion of the various cestodes. Personally, having abandoned the search for such a remedy, for the reason that it might imperil the well-being of host as well as guest, I find that some of the standard tæniafuges, if employed in adequate doses and supplemented by attention to certain details, to be noted farther on, may be made to accomplish all that we desire. For example, during the local prevalence of tape-worms which followed the importation of a measly herd from Mexico, some years ago, I came to use kameela in doses of 8 to 12 grains ([unk]ii-[unk]iii), and ethereal extract of male-fern to the extent of 4 to 10 grams [unk]i-[unk]iiss). These apparently large doses, exceeding those recommended by the authorities of

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