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January 18, 1896


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JAMA. 1896;XXVI(3):104-105. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430550006002b

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So much has been said concerning the various forms of lupus that I refrain from speaking of it from any other than a personal point of view. I would refrain from speaking of any other treatment than is herein mentioned, especially as I presented a paper to the Pan-American Congress upon the extirpation of lupus tissue.

It is conceded that constitutional treatment avails nothing in this disease, and I think that lam safe in saying that caustics and the curette are of little use unless carried to the extreme.

I wish now merely to report one of several cases in which I have used the galvanic needle with the greatest satisfaction. There is, however, one great objection to its use—that is the length of time required-but as the treatment is not imperative, the disease being exceedingly slow in its progress, I do not think that good results should be sacrificed

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