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October 24, 1891

ETHYLENE BROMIDE IN EPILEPSY.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(17):643-644. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410950031005

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Abstract

Donath has given in the Therapeutische Monatshefte, some considerations favorable to the adoption of the above named drug as a substitute for potassium bromide, in those cases where the latter cannot be continuously used without occasioning disagreeable symptoms, which troubles are for the most part chargeable to the potassium in Donath's opinion. He therefore sought for a bromine preparation in which the action of the latter would be highly accentuated and at the same time more pleasant than in the combinations that have hitherto been chiefly employed. Accordingly he has tried ethylene bromide in ten cases for several months, and is enabled to report that in all these cases, he regards the action of his new remedy as more happy than the potassium salt. The greater number of these cases had been of long standing and some of them had for years been under the influence of potassium bromide. Under

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