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March 7, 1885

BERLIN LETTER.

JAMA. 1885;IV(10):273-274. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390850021007

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Abstract

Berlin, Feb. 10, 1885.

Medical Notes—Syphilis— Pneumonia— Typhoid Fever.  —The late lesions of syphilis are treated here with full doses of potassium iodide, from ʒss ʒij at a dose. Such an amount as this must be given in full dilution and preferably after eating. There must of course be always more or less danger of iodism, of fatal swelling and irritation of the mucous membrane, and at Prof. Fraenkel's clinic, not very long ago, a man presented himself with œdema of the glottis brought about by such heroic treatment. Its toleran ce depends very much upon the idiosyncrasy of the patient, and also, I think, upon the extent of the disease. I have seen it written somewhere that the ability to bear such doses without inconvenience was a sure indication of general infection, and from a somewhat extended observation of many hundreds of cases in Berlin, I am inclined to

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