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February 4, 1933

The Use of Lipiodol in Diagnosis and Treatment: A Clinical and Radiological Survey.

JAMA. 1933;100(5):363. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740050059038

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Iodized poppy-seed oil has been used in diagnosis since 1921. An enormous literature has accumulated on the subject. The material, however, has been scattered in various journals. A book on the subject by the originators of the idea is therefore welcome. The book deals with the various phases of the subject, with chapters on chemical and physiologic studies, on the use of iodized poppy-seed oil in the spinal subarachnoid space, epidural space, bronchopulmonary cavities, the genito-urinary system, the blood vessels, the nasal sinuses and the lacrimal ducts, and the estimation of the secretory activity of the stomach. There is also a chapter on therapy, in which the authors discuss epidural therapeutic iodized poppy-seed oil, various forms of algesia, arthritis, enuresis, suppurative bronchopulmonary cavities, cold abscesses, and tuberculosis of the serous membranes. The book is a useful guide, since the authors have done more work on the subject than any other

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