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December 31, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(27):2273-2274. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690270039018

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Lime Salts in the Treatment of Tuberculosis  Dr. Delore of Lyons has lodged a vigorous protest against the belief that lime salts are of value in the treatment of tuberculosis. By experiments on animals, Delore established that lime salts do not modify in any manner the progress of a tuberculous infection and that they do not become fixed in the tissues. He recommends rather the use of soluble salts, such as calcium chloride, which is more easily absorbed, but he accords these only a very doubtful value.

Tryparsamide in African Sleeping Sickness  The crusade against sleeping sickness in French Equatorial Africa is being prosecuted with vigor. The public health service has created isolation camps and has employed concurrently sodium arsanilate and tryparsamide. Each presents peculiar dangers. The former sometimes attacks the optic nerve; the latter produces, at times, grave abscesses at the site of the injection. The untoward effects of

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