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March 5, 1904

A STUDY OF A CASE OF GREEN URINERESULTING FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF METHYLENE BLUE IN A PROPRIETARY REMEDY.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(10):638-641. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490550005002b
Abstract

While cases of green urine are by no means unknown, the circumstances surrounding a recent case are so much out of the ordinary that they will interest the general practitioner. On the other hand, the report will not be without scientific interest and value, since one of the foremost American text-books on diagnosis, in speaking of this condition, dismisses the subject with the statement that, "while green urines have been described, the cause of the color has not been definitely ascertained."

THE CASE REPORTED.  On Dec. 1, 1903, there was submitted to me for examination about 120 c.c. of urine of a bright grass-green color, and possessing a peculiar aromatic odor, not unlike that of oil of juniper or wintergreen. The patient was a woman, 76 years of age, who had been for a long time troubled with sciatic rheumatism, for which she had tried numerous remedies, but with little

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