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May 4, 1889

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1889;XII(18):645-647. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400950033012

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

New York Academy of Medicine—Section on Practice—Simulo in the Treatment of Epilepsy--The Significance of the Crepitant Râle, etc.

At the last meeting of the Section on Practice of the Academy of Medicine, Dr. M. Allen Starr read a report of the new drug simulo in the treatment of epilepsy. Like others, his attention was first directed to the subject by the article of Dr. W. H. White, which appeared in The Lancet in March, 1888, and he gave a résumé of the observations of White and also those of Eulenberg, of Berlin, published in August, 1888.

White reported seven cases treated by this agent, all of them being cases in which renal fits occurred every week. In the first case neither simulo or bromide was of any particular benefit. In the other cases there was considerable improvement under the use of simulo, and in case number

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