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Article
November 22, 1941

USE OF SILVER PICRATE IN THE TREATMENT OF VAGINITIS: A FIVE YEAR STUDY: FORMATION OF A VAGINITIS UNIT IN A GYNECOLOGIC CLINIC

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Philadelphia General Hospital.

JAMA. 1941;117(21):1764-1766. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820470012003
Abstract

The development of a treatment regimen with silver picrate for patients with Trichomonas vaginalis vaginitis in the gynecologic clinic of the Philadelphia General Hospital five years ago has brought about several interesting changes in the clinic. Prior to that time routine smears were not made and the patients were handled in a more or less haphazard fashion. With the revival of interest in this parasite, many types of treatment have been developed, but in following the literature one finds few reports from clinics in which any one form of treatment has been kept up for a considerable length of time. In many places the search for the organism is made under unfavorable conditions and the diagnosis is not always confirmed by laboratory methods. It is our purpose in this paper to state just how the situation in relation to Trichomonas infection and vaginitis in general has been managed at this

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