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Read in the International Medical Congress, Section on Syphilis, August, 1884.
The hypodermatic injections of mercuric chloride for the treatment of syphilis have been received with great caution in the United States of America, notwithstanding that Dr. Lewin's book on the subject had been there translated and republished. I was one of the first to take up that treatment there, and reëncouraged by my success with it, read a paper on the subject before the meeting of the American Medical Association at St. Paul, Minn., in 1882. I analyzed there a number of cases treated in this manner by me at the Philadelphia hospital for skin diseases. I have since then practiced it freely and with even greater success than before. Syphiloderma of all descriptions were made to yield under this treatment and no disadvantages of any consequence were experienced in its course. While I have experimented with the various
SHOEMAKER JV. REMARKS ON THE TREATMENT OF SYPHILIS BY HYPODERMATIC INJECTIONS OF CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE.. JAMA. 1884;III(18):484–485. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390670008001c
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