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December 18, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(25):1259-1260. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440510021001g

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During the last four months we have used this new remedy eight times, and notwithstanding that the cases treated were of very severe nature, the results have been so universally good that I feel it a duty I owe to the profession to report them.

I will be unable to give a correct clinical report of the cases, for no notes were kept, but they are sufficiently recent I hope to make them plain to you from the mental picture which I still have.

Mrs. A. was being treated by Dr. Button for acute cellulitis of the arm following an infection of a slight wound on the finger. She came to him after having been treated indifferently for two weeks, with a much swollen arm considerably distended with pus. Her temperature at this time was not very high. Under strict asepsis, free incisions were made into the arm, much pus

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