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May 30, 1891

SOME CLINICAL EXPERIENCES WITH EUCALYPTOL.Read by Title in the Section of Medicine and Physiology at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May 5, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVI(22):770-771. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410740014001b

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During the last ten years I have often prescribed eucalyptol in bronchial and pulmonary troubles. From this experience I have learned to put a high therapeutic value upon it in some respiratory affections, viz.: chronic bronchitis, persistent cough, chronic interstitial pneumonia, and to a less degree in tuberculosis.

The following list of cases taken from my later experience, furnishes a reasonable amount of proof of its utility:

Case 1.—Miss Bellard, aged 19. This lady called upon me in August, 1888. She complained of malaise, and some pain in the left lung. She had only a moderate cough and a limited expectoration. The temperature was 99. Auscultation revealed a harsh and catchy respiration in the upper lobe of the left lung. A trifling dulness on percussion could be discovered in this region. I gave the girl eucalyptol, and had her visit my office every fortnight for half a year. She so

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