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August 21, 1943


JAMA. 1943;122(17):1204. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840340052024

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal of May 15 under Current Comment, page 180, I read of the use of sulfathiazole locally in the nasopharynx and larynx, using a finely powdered spray blown into the nostrils, pharynx and larynx, or using a solution in 1/4 cup of hot water of a 77/10 grain (0.5 Gm.) tablet of sulfathiazole as a gargle, as reported by Fenton and Freeman.For the past two years I have used 77/10 grains to 15 grains of sulfathiazole in 1/4 cup of hot water as a gargle, but, better yet, have both my patients and myself chew a stick of chewing gum and then wrap a 77/10 grain tablet of sulfathiazole in the gum mass and chew the mixture and keep it in the mouth as long as possible. The taste is slightly bitter at first but then rapidly becomes sweet. Immediate relief of pain and

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