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December 5, 1885

ANTIPYRIN; ITS HISTORY, PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTION, AND THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS.

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OF WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1885;V(23):621-625. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391220005001a
Abstract

As the question, "What is Antipyrin?" was asked in this Society one week ago, and not answered satisfactorily, the writer will endeavor, in as brief a manner as practicable, to answer it. For a year past the medical journals in this and foreign countries have been discussing the subject, and yet there seems to be a majority of the members of this Society who have acquired no knowledge of the drug.

Whenever a new remedy is introduced to the medical profession it meets with many curious experiences. Some promptly adopt and try any new drug that may be placed upon the market, especially if the price is high, and use it like a hobby until both their patients and themselves become convinced of its inutility. Others, not content with simply ignoring its existence, actually condemn those of their brethren who are bold enough to test its efficacy as a remedial

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