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May 18, 1940

The Therapy of Dropsy

JAMA. 1940;114(20):2042. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810200070019

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In the special article by Dr. H. M. Marvin on "The Therapy of Dropsy" in The Journal, March 2, page 759, first column, the sentence beginning in line 16, should read: These are organic mercurial compounds containing respectively 33 to 34.5 per cent and 39.6 per cent of mercury and are effective when administered by intravenous or intramuscular injection or in the form of rectal suppositories. In the second column on the same page, the sentence beginning in line 40 should read as follows: The advantages of combining the two have been so apparent in recent years that many mercurials now marketed in Europe have been modified by the addition of theophylline. Several years ago salyrgan was thus modified and is available under the name salyrgan-theophylline; its content of theophylline is 5 per cent, which is slightly more than the 3.5 per cent found in mercupurin. (The latter is mercurin

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