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Gold is one of the old remedies which has been crowded to the wall by the more brilliant achievements of modern pharmacy. It is safe to say that one-half the medical profession never prescribe gold; the large body of the other half use it occasionally, while a very small minority employ it constantly in the class of cases in which it is best suited.
Gold, practically, to the m ain body of the profession, is a new remedy. From the company it has fallen in with of late, gold is open to suspicion, and whether it is a partner in the "Keeley Cure" or not, many will be prejudiced against it. It would seem timely and just to drag the old drug from its dusty closet, and tear it away from its bad company that we may learn what standing it really deserves in therapeutics.
What, then, is the pathological
WOOD EA. GOLD IN THERAPY.Read at the Meeting of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association, Oct. 4, 1893. JAMA. 1893;XXI(17):614–615. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420690022001h
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