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November 1, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(18):1340-1341. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610440020006

This paper is an abstract of a preliminary report on a series of important cases we have lately been observing in increasing numbers in which tumors resulted from the injection of camphorated oil. They are from the skin service of Engman and Mook at the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital, at the Washington University Clinic, and in their private practice. We have heard of other cases, and in view of the great quantities of camphorated oil injected during the epidemic of influenza last year, as well as its common use in operating rooms as a stimulant, a word of warning may not be amiss.

REPORT OF CASE  Following is a typical case:Miss A. R., aged 32, had been in good health until the middle of December, 1918, when she had had influenza followed by a severe pneumonia, and had received at the critical time in her illness, when

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