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July 11, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(2):40-42. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.04470010012004

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Oleate of Manganese.—Dr. Franklin H. Martin, of Chicago, says, in the Medical Record of June 27, that since manganese first received notice in this country as a menstrual stimulant, and as a remedy in functional amenorrhœa, menorrhagia, and metrorrhagia, it has been a formidable problem to the minds of therapeutists and pharmacists to get it into an acceptable shape for administration. He has therefore had an oleate of manganese prepared, to be used as follows:

Of a twenty per cent. solution of the oleate, I should recommend that one drachm be applied to the abdomen of the patient, and its absorption promoted by friction produced by vigorous rubbing of the surface with the palm of the hand or with the fingers. The rubbing should be continued until the oil has entirely disappeared by absorption. In cases where it is found impracticable to apply it to the abdomen on account of

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