The curative action of the suprarenal extract, dealing with all inflammations of the body and with those diseases which are affected by changes in blood-pressure, covers a wide area of therapeutic application. If we are to use this drug, which is so rapid that its maximum effect is reached in less than one minute, and so potent that some obstinate cases of chronic keratitis have been cured in one treatment, it is imperative that we should know what effect the suprarenal extract, absorbed from its local use in the eye or ear, will have on other organs, since the patient may also have serious lesions of the heart, kidneys or other tissue. To obtain this necessary knowledge, I had at my command my own clinical observations, my laboratory experiments, and the experiences of physicians whose work lies in other fields. The conclusion drawn from these data is that no condition
BATES WH. THE THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF THE SUPRARENAL CAPSULE. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):346–348. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620320016002c
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