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October 1, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(14):437-438. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400130021005

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According to the Medicinische Chirurgische Rundschau, No. 6, 1887, Dr. Sommerbrodt, of Breslau, has reported 5,000 cases of pulmonary tuberculosis treated with creasote, all being ambulatory cases, the series extending over nine years. A number of patients were treated with Bouchard and Gimbert's formulæ, 27 per cent. recovering. Other formulæ used were 13.5 parts (?) of creasote to 1 quart of alcohol or Malaga wine; 2 parts of creasote to 150 of cod-liver oil. The dose of these preparations was the same, from 3 to 5 [unk] of creasote being taken daily. Another formula used was creasote 3.5 parts, alcohol and water of each 125 parts; one teaspoonfull twice daily in a glass of water. This was used in 30 cases. The best results were obtained from the following: Gelatin capsules, each containing [unk] 3/4 of creasote and [unk] 3 of balsam of tolu. On the first day of treatment the

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