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August 14, 1937


JAMA. 1937;109(7):522-523. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780330050023

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To the Editor:—  In The Journal June 19, page 2102, appeared an article by Drs. Bernheim and London on "Arteriosclerosis and Thrombo-Angiitis Obliterans, Report of Cases and Treatment." This article confirms work which I initiated in 1921 and which has been carried on for a number of years since that time, work reported, in part, in the issue of International Clinics of September 1925. It was gratifying to find that these authors confirmed the statement made therein to the effect that a solution of sodium citrate combined with sodium chloride and buffered with dibasic potassium phosphate to a pH of 7.6 is very effective in the treatment of thrombo-angiitis obliterans and arteriosclerosis obliterans; nowhere, however, in this article by Drs. Bernheim and London is mention made of the fact that this solution was described by me in detail in the article which appeared in the International Clinics of September

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