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June 25, 1927


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Portland, Ore.

JAMA. 1927;88(26):2047. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680520037025

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To the Editor:  —The article by Magath and Brown on the "Standardized Method of Treating Tapeworm Infestations" (The Journal, May 14) prompts me to give a method I have used for some time.The preparation of the patient and the search for the head are practically the same as their method, but in administering the drugs I first pass a duodenal tube. When the bulb has left the stomach I inject through the tube an emulsion of 1 cc. of chloroform and 4 cc. of oleoresin of aspidium in 30 cc. of mucilage of acacia. The tube is left in place, and in about an hour the emulsion is followed by a magnesium sulphate solution. The patient does not experience nausea or untoward effects, and the worm is passed in about an hour.I do not know that this is original, but I have never failed to obtain the head

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