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June 29, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(26):1017-1018. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430260023005

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Dr. Philip C. Knapp writes, in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, that he has, at the City Hospital, given quinin a trial, not on an extended scale, according to the suggestion of Dr. H. C. Wood made in 1893 before the Association of American Physicians. The results of this trial were not so favorable as appeared to have been obtained by Dr. Wood, but in one case there occurred a complete recovery within a week, and in another within three weeks. But inasmuch as all choreas are not the same, nor from a like etiologic source, it is not unreasonable to suppose that quinin may serve as usefully as arsenic in a proportion of the cases.

Dr. Knapp did not feel sufficiently encouraged by this trial to extend it to his private practice. On this point and on the varieties of the affection he remarks as follows:

"Choreic movements

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