April 11, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(15):518-520. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410670014003

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Therapeutics and Pharmacology. 

Trichloracetic Acid.  Ehrmann (L' Union Médicale, Feb. 28, 1891) has employed this agent in the treatment of diseases of the nose and throat. Touching the affected parts with a crystal produces a white eschar, strictly localized, rapid ly detached, and free from secondary irritation or inflammation. Of 140 cases, 87 required cauterizing but once, 30 were treated twice, and a few resisting cases from three to five times. A permanent cure was effected in 122 cases. Ehrmann is of the opinion that this substance is of the first rank in the treatment of diseases of the throat and nose.Trichloracetic acid may also be employed as an astringent, according to the following formula: Iodine 15 grams, iodide of potassium 20 grams, trichloracetic acid 15 to 30 grams, glycerine 30 grams, to be applied to the affected part upon pledgets of cotton.

The Open Treatment of Pulmonary 

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