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March 15, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(11):382. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410110022003

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Strophanthus in Infantile Diseases.  M. Moncorvo has treated infantile diseases with strophanthus, and comes to the following conclusions: As a diuretic and for combating cardiac disturbance strophanthus is invaluable in infantile therapeutics. Its action is prompt and energetic. It is perfectly innocuous. The tincture in mitral or aortic lesions with hyposystole and oliguria restores cardiac tone, regulates the rhythm, and strengthens the pulse. In infantile pneumonia or broncho-pulmonary affections, accompanied by cardiac weakness, strophanthus is a valuable heart tonic. M. Moncorvo has not observed any marked influence on the nervous system or temperature. The action of strophanthus persists long after the treatment has been discontinued. M. Moncorvo employed an alcoholic tincture, in doses varying from 4 to 28 drops in twenty-four hours.

Gonorrhœal Inflammation of the Eye.  — Kemény (Centr. Bl. für Bak. und Parasitenkunde) reports a case of accidental autoinfection of the right eye with gonorrhœal virus in

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