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February 26, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(9):236-238. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391340012002

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Hypodermatic Injection of Fowler's Solution in Chorea Minor.  —To fairly test the value of hypodermatic injections of Fowler's solution of arsenic in the treatment of chorea minor, especially as compared with its internal administration, almost all cases of this disease admitted during the last year to St. Anne's Hospital for Children, in Vienna, service of Prof. Widerhofer, have been subjected to this treatment. For the sake of comparison a few cases were treated by Fowler's solution given internally. The results of the clinical experiment, which have been highly satisfactory, are detailed by Dr. Frühwald, assistant to Prof. Widerhofer, in the Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde. Equal parts of Fowler's solution and distilled water were used; care was taken to have the preparation fresh, and to have it freshly filtered before injecting it. One injection was given a day, alternately into the extremities, the needle being inserted deeply into the tissues and the surface

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