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October 27, 1894

SOME OF THE USES OF CHLORALAMID.Read in the Section on Materia Medica and Pharmacy, at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.

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JAMA. 1894;XXIII(17):632-634. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421220004001c

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So many excellent and exhaustive articles have been written regarding the use of chloralamid since its introduction, that I will confine myself to a brief mention of observations in regard to a few conditions in which it has been reported of value to others and proven as such to myself. In one condition I go more into detail, because I have not seen a report of its having been used in this condition by others. Its utility is favorably reported in several conditions not herein mentioned.

I began the use of chloralamid in 1890 while a member of the medical staff of the New York City Asylum for the Insane, and have used it with satisfaction in the following conditions, viz., neurasthenia, hysteria, pleuritis, phthisis, typhoid fever, melancholia, mania, dysmenorrhea, epilepsy and disorders due to organic diseases which were not accompanied by an extreme degree of nervous excitement or pain,

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