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January 5, 1907

Medical News in the Daily Press.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(1):64. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520270070017

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Chicago, Dec. 24, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In the foreign departments of the Tribune and the Record-Herald, Chicago, Sunday, December 23, appears a generous extract from the Practitioner of London, cabled to this country.After reciting the threatened epidemic of influenza a number of medical authorities are quoted on the subject, several of whom refer to the death of the victim through heart failure, without any reference whatever to the most probable cause of this heart failure, namely, the promiscuous taking of acetanilid and other preparations.Among other authorities quoted, Sir William Broadbent is reported as having found quinin to be the best remedy. His usual prescription is "one drachm of ammoniated quinin and two drachms of liquor ammonia acetatis every hour for three hours, and then every four hours" (sic). Many readers of the papers are already curious to know about ammoniated quinin and are making inquiries in the

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