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April 11, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(15):411-412. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390900019011

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Antipyrin.  —As the new antipyretic, antipyrin, is attracting a great deal of attention just now in the medical world, it may perhaps be of interest to know what the experience of some of the prominent New York physicians has been with it, as shown at the meeting of the Academy of Medicine last night, when a paper on this remedy and its effects was read by Prof. Wm. H. Draper. It is not necessary to refer particularly to the introductory part of the paper, in which Dr. Draper gave a résumé of the observations of European authorities in regard to the effect of antipyrin upon animals and man. Personally he had used it in the wards of the New York Hospital, and to some extent in private practice, since the first of October, 1884. The cases to which he directed attention on this occasion were all

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