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October 17, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(16):434-435. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391150014005

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The suffering caused by tuberculosis of the larynx is so great, and the treatment of this affection is so unsatisfactory, that any remedy, which promises better results than have been attained hitherto, will be hailed with joy by physician and patient alike. We do not wish to assert that such a remedy has been discovered in lactic acid, but it has yielded such gratifying results in the hands of a German physician, that we think it should be brought to the notice of the profession in this country. The physician in question is Dr. H. Krause, a "privat docent," who in his capacity as an instructor seems to have ample clinical material at command. He has published his experience with this agent in the Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, of July 20, 1885, in an article entitled " Milchsäure gegen Larynx Tuberkulose."

His attention was first directed to lactic acid as a corrosive

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