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October 29, 1887

Gleditschine or Stenocarpine.

JAMA. 1887;IX(18):563. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400170019008

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—Investigations of specimens of this new remedy, obtained from Messrs. Lehn and Fink, of New York, at the laboratory of Messrs. Parke, Davis & Co., appear to prove the said remedy to contain 6 per cent. of cocaine and probably some sulphate of atropia, while the leaves of the Gleditschin triacanthus, from which the stenocarpine is supposed to have been derived, contains but a very small quantity of an alkaloid, and that without active anæsthetic properties. Is the new remedy an attempted imposition upon the medical profession?

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