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September 27, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(13):471-472. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410390023004

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The papers on jequirity and the discussions thereof which were listened to with great interest and profit at the meeting of the American Medical Association held at Nashville, and which have recently appeared in the pages of The Journal, revive for a moment the lagging interest in the remarkable history of this drug. Many of the remedies which the last decade has brought to light have had a more or less chequered career. Some of them have enjoyed a certain amount of popularity in their day, and have been relegated to a deserved, and sometimes an undeserved oblivion. Others, which brought with them unquestionable elements of success, have stood the test of time, and are come to stay, while others obscurely lived and died between the covers of some bulletin of materia medica. Few remedies, however, have been ushered into the world with better patronage or more éclat, and have

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