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January 18, 1896

TUBERCULOUS BONE DISEASE OF CHILDREN TREATED BY INJECTIONS OF IODOFORM.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(3):136-137. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430550038007
Abstract

Dr. Wieland reports to the Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie that he has come to regard the conservative treatment with a 10 per cent. iodoform injection for tuberculosis of the soft parts, bones and joints, much more satisfactory in children than in adults; and analyzes in support of his view the report of the Children's Hospital at Basel for the last five or six years. He finds that tuberculous abscesses treated in this way healed very often. The method employed was to empty the abscess with an aspirator, then irrigate with a 4 per cent, boric acid solution, and after the cavity had been well washed out to inject 20 to 50 c.c. of a 10 per cent. iodoform emulsion, either in glycerin or oil or in water, adding a small quantity of gum arabic to hold the iodoform in suspension. As often as the abscess refilled the operation was repeated.

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