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April 4, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(14):483-484. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410660015003

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Therapeutics and Pharmacology. 

Treatment of Icterus with Turpentine.  Carreau (La Semaine Médicale, March ii, 1891) recommends the use of large doses of ozonized turpentine in the treatment of grave forms of jaundice. It is administered in the form of capsules, as many as sixty being given in the first thirty-six hours. In case of obstinate vomiting in which the stomach rejects the capsules, the drug may be administered hypodermically, the following mixture being employed: Essence of ozonized turpentine (Codex Francaise) 10 grams, liquid vaseline 50 grams. In one case of grave icterus, attended with fever, the writer employed twenty-three injections in thirty-six hours. The symptoms rapidly improved, and at the end of a few days the patient was convalescent.

Treatment of Erysipelas with Glycerolf of Salicylate of Sodium.  Dr. S. C. Inglessis (La Semaine Médicale, March 4, 1891) has employed a solution of salicylate of sodium, in glycerine,

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