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May 9, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(19):670. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410710022003

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Therapeutics and Pharmacology. 

Treatment of Bed-Sore.  Billroth recommends that the part should be bathed with vinegar or lemon juice as soon as erythema appears. Excoriations should be touched with nitrate of silver and the part dressed with simple cerate, or soap plaster spread upon linen or soft leather When gangrene occurs the surface should be covered with a disinfectant, such as chlorinated water. Carbolic acid should be avoided, because of its liability to cause poisoning. Energetic internal measures should be employed, to strengthen and build up the system, such as wine, acid drinks, quinine and musk.—L'Union Medicate.


Determination of the Lower Border of the Liver.  Verstralten (Centralblatt für Klin. Med.) points out how difficult it is in many cases to outline the surface, and particularly to determine the exact position of its lower border. This he thinks is easier by auscultation than by any other method;

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