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April 28, 1888

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1888;X(17):536-537. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400430028012

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Diagnosis and Surgery of Cerebral Tumors—Therapeutics of the Upper Air-passages, and the Use of Patent Nostrums and Proprietary Medicines—Complete Aphonia—Saccharinate of Cocaine.

In summing, before the Academy of Medicine, up the results of the operation for cerebral tumor performed by Dr. Weir on November 17 (the operation is more particularly mentioned in the editorial article on "Surgery of Cerebral Tumors," p. 525), Dr. Seguin said that the man's life had been unquestionably prolonged by it, and that his general condition went to show that there had been as yet, apparently, no new growth of the sarcoma. He thought that when the patient had completely recovered from the effects of the attack of malarial fever many of the symptoms would show considerable improvement as compared with the present.

He then rehearsed the symptoms indicating whether a tumor was probably situated in the cerebrum or not, and gave

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