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February 21, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(8):219-221. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390830023008

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Berlin, Jan. 28, 1885.

At a meeting of the Physiological Society, the Director of the chemical laboratory of the Physiological Institute, stated that he had discovered a new element in the pancreatic juice which he called Adenin. It belongs to the same group as guanine and exanthine. Its chemical formula is C5 H5 N5. He utilized 42 litres of a watery pancreatic extract in finding it. With water of hydration it forms long, needle-form crystals. It dehydrates when exposed to the atmosphere. With the various acids it forms salts.

A CASE OF OVARIOTOMY IN A PATIENT WITH HYSTERICAL HEMIANÆSTHESIA.  I am indebted to Dr. L. Landau for the details of this most interesting case. I had the pleasure of seeing the patient at his office a few days ago, and could personally verify the points of the paper published by himself and Dr. E. Remak on this

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