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The treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis with mercury has been highly extolled in the past few years by Dr. Barton Lisle Wright, of the United States Navy. The results obtained seemed so remarkably successful that a series of cases were selected and were placed under the mercury treatment.
A variety of cases were selected in an endeavor to ascertain in which type the treatment gave the best results. The classification of the different stages of the disease is the same as the one adopted by the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
The treatment consisted in the administration of a sterile solution of mercury succinimid in 1/5 gr. doses every second day, as advocated by the originator of this method of treatment. The hypodermatic injections were given into different portions of the body, including the buttocks, loose tissues of back and abdomen, and into the deltoid muscle. An
HARTZ HJ. ULTIMATE RESULTS IN THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS WITH MERCURY SUCCINIMID. JAMA. 1910;55(11):915–918. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330110015005
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