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January 12, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(2):52-53. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400790016002

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Landerer on a New Method of Treating Tuberculous Affections.  The object being to cause cicatrization by inflammation artificially caused, the author, after trials of many things, has fixed upon Peruvian balsam, Sayre's remarkable success with this in spondylitic abscesses induced the author to try it. Applied as a plaster to tuberculous ulceration of glands, Peruvian balsam, though having no action at a distance, causes rapid healing. Internal tuberculous foci were injected by the author with the balsam in the following form: ℞. Bals. peruv., muc. gum. arab., āā 1.o, ol. amygd. q.s., ut fiat emulsio subtiliss., sod chlor, 0.7, aq. dest, 100.0. This emulsion was used in parenchymatous and intravenous injections. In fifty-one cases the balsam was used, In sixteen the glands were affected, and the balsam was applied as a plaster; any fistula were injected with the balsam in ether, or packed with gauze saturated with balsam; treatment lasted

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