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To the Editor:
—A communication by me with this title was published in The Journal, Sept. 18, 1920, and the September, 1920, Laryngoscope, in which I gave my experience with the quinin salts, and expressed the opinion that the committee of the Section on Laryngology, Otology and Rhinology on local anesthetics had not quite done justice to quinin as a local anesthetic. I had lately used quinin hydrochlorid, 1 grain in 2 drams of distilled water, with entire satisfaction. Shortly afterward, a patient had a slight slough of the wound, and I reduced the strength of solution to ¾ grain in 2 drams, since which time I have had no case of sloughing, and the anesthesia has been satisfactory. I then began the practice of using this strength of quinin hydrochlorid for the right tonsil and 0.2 per cent, of cocain for the left (5 c.c.) to secure comparative results.
Brown EJ. LOCAL ANESTHESIA BY QUININ SALTS AND THE COMMITTEE REPORT. JAMA. 1923;81(4):319–320. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650040059036
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