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December 26, 1891

Nitro-glycerin for Asphyxia.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(26):993. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02411040011009

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—In a case of asphyxia from the inhalation of illuminating gas, Hoffmann (Allgem. Med. Ztg.) succeeded in relieving the symptoms by the subcutaneous administration of nitro glycerin in doses of a hundredth of a grain. The injection was made in the precordial region, and was followed by marvelously prompt results.

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