[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 18.206.12.79. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
July 13, 1889

NOTE ON SOME GYNECIC USES OF BORIC ACID.

Author Affiliations

BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(2):46-48. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440010010003

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

It is simply proposed at this time to record some personal experiences with boric acid in gynecological work. This will necessitate a tolerably free employment of the personal pronoun, for which I trust your pardon will be readily granted.

I was first led to the use of this agent in the manner detailed, in casting about for a substitute for iodoform. After using the latter drug twelve years, surgically and gynecologically, in sundry and divers ways, I was compelled to abandon it by reason of a poisonous effect it produced on my hands. This was a sore grievance, for it seemed at the time as if it meant the relinquishment of my work to a considerable extent. Whenever I suspended the use of iodoform my hands recovered, but every time I took it up again a dermatitis was set up, and exfoliation of the cuticle followed.

In boxing the compass

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×