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At the meeting of the New York State Medical Association on October 23, 1890, I gave my experience with the use of strophanthus in eight cases of Graves' disease. The paper was printed in The Journal of the American Medical Association in Vol. xv, No. 21, 1890, page 785. Previous to writing that paper only two or three references to the use of strophanthus in this disease had been seen by the writer in current medical literature, and since that time the year books and journal articles recommend other therapeutical measures as a rule—rarely referring to this recent addition to our materia medica. While my own use of the drug in this particular disease antedated by more than a year any reference to it in the medical literature, still it had been recommended before the publication of my cases, so that I have no claim to originality or even priority
FERGUSON ED. AN ADDITIONAL NOTE ON THE USE OF STROPHANTHUS IN THE TREATMENT OF EXOPHTHALMIC GOITRE.Read before the Section of Practice of Medicine, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1893;XXI(6):187–189. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420580009001c
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