[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
July 23, 1910


JAMA. 1910;55(4):284-287. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040020006

Last April I had the honor of reading before the Georgetown Medical Society a paper with the above title, which was an attempt to refute the following therapeutic delusions: (1) that olive-oil will dissolve gall-stones; (2) that valerian is valuable in hysteria; (3) that tannic acid will stop internal hemorrhage; (4) that alcohol and ether hypodermically injected are indicated in shock and collapse; (5) that colchicum cures gout; (6) that the anilin dyes are tissue antiseptics; (7) that epinephrin given by the stomach or hypodermically acts as a heart stimulant; (8) that potassium iodid will affect the scleroses; (9) that chlorate of potassium will curestomatitis; (10) that the hypophosphites and phosphates are beneficial in neurasthenic and adynamic states; (11) that lithium salts are indicated in the uric acid diathesis; and (12) that calcium salts will stop internal bleeding.

The article was published,1 and to my great surprise it attracted

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview