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June 17, 1911


Author Affiliations

Captain, Medical Corps, U. S. Army, Vancouver Barracks, Wash.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(24):1804. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560240034019

The following technic for preparing and injecting salvarsan has been followed to date (April 25) in twenty-seven intramuscular and forty-four intravenous injections in forty-seven cases, mostly in the military service. There will be required two, or better three, 50-c.c. glass cock burettes and stand, 10-c.c. glass syringe for intramuscular use, and large and small flasks as indicated. The other accessories will be found in the well-equipped office or dressing-room or may be improvised. The burettes are wrapped in gauze and sterilized in the kitchen oven, keeping a gauze stopper in the open end. The other articles that require it are sterilized according to the means at hand. The sodium hydrate solution should not be heated but prepared under aseptic precautions. A 50-gm. specific gravity flask with solid glass stopper and containing glass beads is used for dissolving and titrating as a mortar or other open vessel is more or less

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