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February 28, 1891

A "Practical Note."

JAMA. 1891;XVI(9):323. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410610035020

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To the Editor:  —I am very glad to see your "Practical Notes." Keep it up and enlarge, and as you have one for carbuncle I will try to help you out with mine. In 1855 Stone and Hunt, of New Orleans, taught the + incision. I keep it up under cocaine. Now then fill the carbuncle full of dry salicylic acid, it completely dissolves all the hard white tissue; wash it away with sublimate soap and hot water; fill cavity with peroxide of hydrogen; when bubbling ceases sponge out with cotton; dress with basilican ointment and as soon as matter reforms repeat acid, etc. It makes a rapid and painless cure.Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 19, 1891.

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