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To the Editor:
—I send you this very valuable contribution of Prof. Delafontaine (whom you must know as one of our best analytic chemists), on the chemical composition of Hammond's cerebrine and medulline. This examination was made largely at my suggestion. I found what I supposed was the physiologic action of nitro-glycerin by internal administration, and so reported to Mr. Baker, and he suggested that an examination be made of it by Prof. Delafontaine, which has been done, and I hope you will publish the results in your journal. Yours truly,D. R. Brower.Some time ago, Mr. Baker of the firm of Gale and Blocki asked me to make a chemical investigation of a sample of a drug in a small triangular blue glass bottle, labeled "Sterilized Solution of Cerebrine, prepared solely by Columbian Chemical Co., New York," with a fac-simile of William A. Hammond's signature in red ink across
Delafontaine M. Analysis of " Cerebrine.". JAMA. 1893;XXI(9):323. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420610035012
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