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November 22, 1924

A REPORT OF MERCUROCHROME THERAPY IN FOUR CASES OF GONORRHEA AND THEIR COMPLICATIONS

Author Affiliations

New York Assistant Attending Urologist, French Hospital

JAMA. 1924;83(21):1682-1683. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26610210002013a
Abstract

Apropos of the brilliant results reported by Dr. Willis A. Whitman1 in the treatment of gonorrhea and its complications, the following report may be of interest.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —C. C., a man, aged 34, entered the hospital, June 28, 1924. Eight years before, he contracted gonorrheal urethritis, which was treated as usual. Four years later he developed urethral gleet and achy pain in both feet, these symptoms resisting all local treatment. Examination revealed a moderate amount of pus in the fluid expressed from the prostate and vesicles; there was a slight swelling and tenderness in the proximal joint of the small right toe. The Wassermann reaction of the blood and spinal fluid were negative at different times. At forty-eight hour intervals, he received four injections of mercurochrome-220 soluble in doses of 10, 14, 15 and 18 c.c., respectively. As the last dose produced colicky pain and

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