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April 18, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(16):552-554. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410680012002

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Therapeutics and Pharmacology. 

Cantharidinate of Potash in Tuberculosis.  —At the meeting of the Berlin Medical Society, on February 25, after Professor Oscar Liebreich had presented his communication on his new remedy for tuberculosis, reports on cases treated by the method were submitted by Drs. Paul Heymann and G. Guttmann, and Professor B. Fraenkel (Berlin klin. Wochenschr., March 2, 1891). Dr. Paul Heymann has used cantharidinate of potash in 27 cases, in 10 of which the treatment had only just been begun at the date of the report. Of the remaining 17, 11 were suffering from tuberculous lesions of the larynx of a more or less serious nature. In all these cases the lungs were also affected, and in all except one there were bacilli in the sputum. They were all treated at the Poliklinik as outpatients, and made no change in their ordinary mode of life. The dose injected was

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