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May 12, 1906

A Further Note on the Antiseptic Properties of Sodium Aurate.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(19):1462. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510460056016

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Boston, April 30, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, Jan. 27, 1906, I described a non-irritating antiseptic solution, the active constituent of which was believed to be sodium aurate. I showed that this solution possessed strong bactericidal power and that its action was not appreciably affected by the presence of albumin. At that time the antiseptic had been used clinically in only a limited number of cases, but had given most encouraging results. Since then, it has been used in a larger number of cases, and I find that while it is effective in case of acute catarrhal conjunctivitis, its action in severe cases of gonorrheal ophthalmia is disappointing. The cases of the latter affection on which it was first tried were probably of a mild type, and no doubt would have done equally well under the usual methods of treatment In several of the later cases, even after

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