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March 28, 1885

THE INDEX MEDICUS.

JAMA. 1885;IV(13):350. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390880014009

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Abstract

In another column we call attention to the announcement, by Drs. Billings and Fletcher, that the Index Medicus will resume publication under the management of Mr. George S. Davis, of Detroit.

This is a matter of congratulation to the whole profession, not only in America, but wherever medicine is regarded as a science. Medical men, everywhere, write; and in order to write with comfort to themselves they must have a means of ready reference, and the Index Medicus was, par excellence, the reference work of the world. It is due the generosity and liberal mind of Mr. Davis that the profession should support him—with money, not advice.

Behring claims that bicarbonate of soda is an antidote to iodoform poisoning. Since iodoform is eliminated by the urine as a salt of iodine, he believes that it extracts from the blood the alkalies with which it is combined. By replacing these alkalies

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