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June 30, 1917

OIL OF CHENOPODIUM AND CHLOROFORM AS ANTHELMINTICSPRELIMINARY NOTE

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(26):1961-1963. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270060369005
Abstract

In view of the fact that numerous experiments, which are given in detail in a paper now ready for publication, have apparently established some general facts of interest to the medical profession in regard to oil of chenopodium and chloroform as anthelmintics, we wish to anticipate the appearance of that paper by presenting some of the more important conclusions.

Briefly, the essential facts of interest in connection with these drugs are as follows: Oil of chenopodium has a very high coefficient of efficacy against ascarids, and among the drugs which we tried we found it more effective in a single therapeutic dose against these worms than any other drug. Furthermore, its efficacy against ascarids proved greater than that of any other drug against various other parasitic worms with which we experimented. It should be given with castor oil and followed with castor oil, the drug being administered on an empty

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