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February 28, 1885

ABORANDI AS A GALACTAGOGUE.

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QUINCY, ILL.

JAMA. 1885;IV(9):238-239. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390840014001c

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Abstract

Gentlemen of the Adams County, 111., Medical Society : Permit me to again direct your attention for a few moments to the medicinal agent, jaborandi. In an article read in your presence, February 11, 1884, and published in the St. Louis Medical and Surgical Journal, April, 1884, I gave some of my experience with jaborandi. In that paper was reported a case illustrating the galactagogue action of this agent.

The case reported is briefly this:

"Mrs. J. B. S., A primipara, confined January 1, 1884. Labor natural and comparatively easy; child, female, average size and well developed. As the breasts secreted no milk the child was artificially nourished for a few days. The mother and child progressed well until January 6, when I was hastily summoned, and found Mrs. S. suffering severely from headache, high fever, the surface of the body being hot and dry, pulse 130 per minute, and

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