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October 20, 1906


Author Affiliations

Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois School of Pharmacy. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(16):1258-1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210160022001i

Believing that a knowledge of the chemistry of medicines will tend to their more intelligent use in the treatment of disease, a brief account of the chemical behavior of some of the organic silver compounds proposed for use in medicine is here presented. While in recent years the country has been deluged with new organic remedies the information offered regarding them has been meager and, being almost exclusively furnished by the promoter of each new article, is not always clear and to the point. More particularly is there a dearth, especially in the English language, of systematic discussion of the many new remedies, the available literature consisting either of the incomplete statements found in books on chemistry or pharmacy, or else the rather more comprehensive treatises hastily compiled from the manufacturers' literature. It is, therefore, hoped that the following, while presenting nothing new, may contribute to some extent to a

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