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March 5, 1949


The Reviewer.
JAMA. 1949;139(10):663. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900270047018

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To the Editor:—  I would agree that trimethadione is not a safe drug, but it is in common use and nurses should be familiar with the drug, particularly with its toxic effect.Mecholyl bromide® has been a most effective drug in the treatment of megacolon, atonic colon and severe obstipation. This should be mentioned under the actions of the drug.I agree with the author's comments concerning amphetamine sulfate. However, again it is in common use, in fact almost a "household remedy" in the treatment of obesity, and therefore nurses must be familiar with its actions as well as with the criticism.The reviewer is obliged to call attention to these factors even though the authors have logical reasons for omissions.(Note.—The letter was submitted to the reviewer, who comments:)

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