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June 20, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(25):2139. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720510059024

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To the Editor:  —In connection with Doctor Rosser's article, "Chemical Rectal Stricture" in The Journal, May 23, may I call attention to one by myself, "Camphorated Oil Tumors" which appeared in The Journal, Jan. 7, 1922, as well as two others, "Experimental Production of Paraffin Oil Tumors in Monkeys," in the February issue of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, and "The Danger of Liquid Petrolatum in Parenteral Injections," in The Journal, June 16, 1923?In the last paper, it was pointed out that the dangers were present whether the material was injected into the skin, scrotum or serous cavities and that injections of oil are made even into the larynx and lungs. Dr. Rosser has added another location.I am prompted to write you mainly to supply reference to the work already done in the skin which has thrown light on the nature of the reaction and the pathology

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