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August 28, 1937

L'année thérapeutique: Médications et procédés nouveaux

JAMA. 1937;109(9):737. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780350105042

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In this volume, appearing annually, the author compiled reports of recent developments and progress in the field of therapeutics for the year 1936, most especially from French literature. Browsing among the numerous items abstracted, one notes the treatment of alcoholism by provoking intolerance by the smuggling of ipecac into the daily dose of liquor. Hot baths are recommended as efficient in the treatment of urticaria and vitamin B in the neuritis of pregnancy. When local anesthesia relieves lightning pains of tabes but temporarily, alcoholization of the sensory nerve may produce a prolonged relief. In gastric crises, intravenous injections of 10 per cent saline solution antagonizes hypochloridemia. These few examples suffice to give an indication of the range of practical subjects covered.

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