September 5, 1891

"Iodoform Drachms Ten."

JAMA. 1891;XVII(10):379. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410880027006

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—Dr. Edward Jackson, in the Medical News, treats of the difficulties he has experienced in weighing the testimonies of those who report exceptionally favourable results from certain special lines of treatment for immature cataract. He has been troubled by the "too rosy" reports of cases, which assert too much and give too little proof to satisfy the minds of others. He says he is reminded, by these illogical displays, of a recent paper read before a homœopathic society, narrating five cases— one of them in the person of an allopathic physician—in which great improvement took place after the use of "iodoform 3x." This is probably the foggiest therapeutic statement that has been seen by any of our readers within the past decade. To us it is painfully suggestive of an admixture of ignorance, incompetence and impudence, in equal parts.

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