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November 5, 1927

The Injection Treatment of Varicose Veins.

JAMA. 1927;89(19):1628. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690190066036

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This small paper bound book is a sequel to the author's article on the treatment of varicose veins by means of injections of quinine, which appeared in the British Medical Journal, Sept. 25, 1926. It is based on a great deal of experience. One might hesitate to treat a patient while he was playing in a tennis tournament, as Douthwaite has done successfully. Nevertheless, his results have been uniformly happy and he sees for his method the following advantages: first, absence of danger of postoperative embolism and of the discomfort of general anesthesia; second, noninterference with the patient's daily work; third, willingness of the patients to undergo this treatment, as contrasted with their disposition to suffer chronic disease rather than to undergo surgical operation. Douthwaite favors quinine salts as injection material but gives, also, several alternative solutions. He outlines intravenous and the less often necessary perivenous methods of injection. In

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