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January 28, 1905


Author Affiliations

Chief of Ophthalmic Clinic and Assistant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Jefferson Medical College Hospital; Ophthalmic Surgeon, Methodist Episcopal Hospital, etc. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(4):282-284. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500310026001f

At a meeting of this Section five years ago, Gifford, of Omaha, advocated the employment of large doses of salicylate of sodium in the treatment of sympathetic ophthalmia, his experience with the remedy having been such that he said, "I do not hesitate to recommend it as the most important remedy that I know for the disease." His method of employing the drug is to administer from "10 to 13 grains in the course of 16 to 18 hours for each 10 pounds of the patient's weight," preferably in brandy, 15 grains to the teaspoonful, followed by a copious draught of water. If there is any indication of heart disease, it is, of course, necessary to begin with smaller doses. In the general discussion which followed, but one of the members present reported any experience in the use of the drug in this class of cases; and, as the

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