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July 27, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(4):139-140. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440030031009

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M. M. Germain Sée and Laborde on the Utility of the Exclusive Administration of Alkaloids extracted from Plants—Dr. Bouilly defends the Use of Pessaries—Dr. Mossé on the Re-plantation of Bones removed by the Trephine—An anonymous writer in "The Scalpel" on the Hœmostatic-Action of Cocaine—Dr. Doyon on the Action of Bromide of Potassium.

With reference to the debate that lately took place at the Academy of Medicine, M. M. Germain Sée and Laborde maintained the utility of the exclusive administration of alkaloids extracted from plants. The immediate principle, they say, is always one, identical in itself, invariable in its proper constitution, as in its fundamental, physiological and medicamentosis action, the total matter which contains it is complex, variable in its composition as it is in its effects. Apropos of this subject, a writer in the Gazette Hebdomadaire remarks that while it may be admitted that the preparations take while it may

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