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November 11, 1911

SODIUM PERBORATE AS A DRESSING IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETIC GANGRENE

JAMA. 1911;LVII(20):1613-1614. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110113017
Abstract

I have, in the past three years, extensively used sodium perborate and published a short artiele1 on the treatment of epistaxis with this drug in 1909, in which the method of its use was exactly described. Further, I have used it successfully, not only in epistaxis, but also in secondary hemorrhage after adenoid operations and tonsillotomies.

I have used sodium perborate frequently in infected wounds, in acute and chronic ulcers, and in three cases of diabetic gangrene, in which the results were so marked, that I wish to report these cases.

CASE REPORTS 

Case 1.  —L. W., aged 48, up to two years previous enjoyed good health, had a family history of diabetes. For the previous two years he had been suffering from diabetes. In September, 1909, the patient had a phlegmon of the large toe of the left foot, which reached to the metatarsus. This was operated on.

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