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February 8, 1936

WORK ON XANTHINE AND MERCURIAL DIURETICS

JAMA. 1936;106(6):483. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770060057024

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In The Journal, Sept. 14, 1935, page 887, there appeared an editorial on the action of the xanthine and mercurial diuretics, credit for the fundamental work in this line being given to certain groups of investigators but no mention being made of the concomitant work of Herrmann et al. from the Medical College of the University of Texas, at Galveston. As the articles considered in the editorial all quote the work of the Texas group, it is a little surprising that proper credit is not given them in the editorial. Papers by the Texas group on the glomerular action of the xanthines and the tubular action of the mercurials may be found as follows:Tr. A. Am. Physicians 47:279, 1932; 48:364, 1933.Herrmann, George; Stone, C. T.; Schwab, E. H., and Bondurant, W. W.: Diuresis in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure, The Journal, Nov. 12,

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