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June 17, 1911

THE STATUS OF SALVARSAN IN PELLAGRA, BASED ON THE REPORTS OF TWENTY-ONE COLLECTED CASES

JAMA. 1911;LVI(24):1794-1795. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560240024009
Abstract

The occasional beneficial effects following the administration of various forms of arsenic in pellagra has led several physicians to employ salvarsan in pellagra. In an effort to obtain an early opinion of the therapeutic results we have collected the reports of sixteen unpublished cases, and these together with three cases reported by Nice, McLester and Torrance,1 and two cases of our own, form the basis of this report. This includes, as nearly as we can ascertain, all the cases of pellagra treated with salvarsan up to May 1, 1911.

We take pleasure in thanking the following physicians for the reports of the sixteen unpublished cases that make this report possible: Dr. Rufus T. Dorsey, Atlanta, Ga., two cases; Dr. E. H. Martin, Hot Springs, Ark., one case; Dr. W. J. Love, Opelika, Ala., one case; Dr. Wilmer L. Allison, Ft. Worth, Texas, three cases; Dr. C. C. Bass, New

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