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July 20, 1912


JAMA. 1912;LIX(3):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270070198014

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For the removal of Tænia saginata, pelletierin is too expensive for poor people, and it is very difficult to prepare the patients properly for aspidium. Thymol is cheap and requires no preliminary starvation or purgation, and during the past year it has seemed to me to be very effectual. I have removed Tænia saginata from three individuals, 11, 9, and 5 months ago, respectively, with no recurrence to date. In each instance the worms have been so broken up that the head was lost and not brought into the office, but careful observation of the stools by the patients has failed to demonstrate the passing of any segments, which, according to Braun, have had ample time to reappear.

The thymol was given in the usual way, either with or without salts the day before.

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