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September 25, 1886

THE THERAPEUTIC ACTION OF THE OIL OF TURPENTINE IN THE MORE PAINFUL AFFECTIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN.

JAMA. 1886;VII(13):344-347. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250090092002

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Abstract

In the therapeutic management of the more painful and grave affections of the alimentary canal of infants, and in those of a harmless character attended with suffering, I have for some years past been testing the virtues of the oil of turpentine as a curative agent. The use of the turpentine in this class of affections has given me much satisfaction.

The diseases of the digestive organs of infants, we are all aware, are among the most intractable and fatal which come under our observation and treatment.

If by any agency these painful and destructive diseases, which cause so much suffering to these helpless little creatures, and anxiety to relations, can be relieved or mitigated, I believe the profession is entitled to a knowledge of it. While I appreciate the fact that the therapeutic properties and application of this well-known remedy to the treatment of certain adult affections are clearly

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