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November 1933

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OF GRIP IN INFANTS AND IN YOUNG CHILDREN

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SZEGED, HUNGARY

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(5_PART_I):1011-1014. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960050073007

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Abstract

The task of subduing the grip among babies and children gives rise to great difficulties in both clinical and private cases. At the time of a grip endemic the aim of the physician is to discover a ready and effective medicine. My co-workers and I tried quinine, salicylic acid and a brand of amidopyrine and combinations of these in the usual dosage used during epidemics in our clinic, but without especially favorable results. Before arriving at the mode of treatment described here we experimented with the mixture of quinine, salicylic acid and acetphenetidin (10 Gm.) recommended by G. Mally. The doses were larger than usual, but the results were not satisfactory, for we had difficulty in administering the medicine to infants and noted subsequent loss of appetite, while in older children the quinine caused buzzing in the ears, and lassitude and general discomfort followed.

As this treatment did not have

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