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May 19, 1906

THE TREATMENT OF TETANUS BY INTRASPINAL INJECTIONS OF MAGNESIUM SULPHATE FOR THE CONTROL OF CONVULSIONS.REPORT OF TWO CASES, WITH A DISCUSSION OF THE METHOD.

Author Affiliations

Assistant Demonstrator of Operative Surgery, Tulane University; Senior Chief of Clinic to Surgical Department, Tulane University. NEW ORLEANS.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(20):1502-1506. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510470016001c
Abstract

The extremely unfavorable prognosis which must be given in cases of tetanus and the doubtful value of the antitetanic serum save as a prophylactic remedy are of themselves sufficient justification for the trial of any new plan of treatment of this disease which may hold out even the faintest hope of obtaining better results.

With the object, therefore, of adding in a slight degree to the statistics of a newly-suggested method of treatment, I report two cases of tetanus which have been treated according to the method proposed by Dr. S. J. Meltzer.1 While neither of the cases resulted in a cure, they are nevertheless reported, partly because of unusual features arising in each and partly because of my belief that the value of any new method of treatment can be obtained only from a study of its failures as well as of its successes. In one of the

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