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September 5, 1891

THE SO-CALLED BICHLORIDE OF GOLD TREATMENT FOR INEBRIETY.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):378. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880026004

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Abstract

This subject was discussed at the Practitioners' Club of Chicago during the current week. A great diversity of opinion was found among the members upon the subject. Quite a number of the members referred to confirmed inebriates of their acquaintance who had been relieved of their infirmity at Dwight. As to the permanence of the cures effected, no one could express an opinion. One gentleman, whose professional duties brought him much in relation with inebriates, told of several cases of a return of the habit in individuals who had been apparently cured at Dwight.

The red cinchona cure for drunkenness was recalled. This plan of treatment had been loudly extolled by the daily press at the time that it was in vogue, and the same extravagant claims made for it, as are now being made for the so-called bichloride of gold treatment. And yet this plan is now practically abandoned,

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