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June 18, 1892

THE ALBUMINURIA OF PREGNANCY TREATED BY THE INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION OF CHLOROFORM.—REPORT OF CASES.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the forty- third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, June, 1892.

Author Affiliations

PEOF. OF OBSTETRICS IN THE WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL COLLEGE, SURGEON AND GYNECOLOGIST TO THE PITTSBURG SOUTH SIDE HOSPITAL, ETC.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(25):768-769. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411290006002a

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Abstract

In the Southern Medical Journal for August, 1890, an article appeared from the pen of Dr. A. W. Griggs, claiming excellent results in the treatment of the "Albuminuria of Pregnancy" by the internal administration of "chloroform" in from ten to twenty drop doses in water after each meal and at midnight.

Inasmuch as my own treatment of this condition had not been altogether satisfactory, I determined to give chloroform a trial as soon as an opportunity offered.

As a result of my trial of the remedy I append cases representative of different cases coming under my own observation and that of some of my medical friends.

Case 1.—On November 3, 1890, my first opportunity offered in the person of Miss C, unmarried, æt. 22 years ; pregnant about 8 months. Two weeks ago her feet and ankles began to swell and the swelling has gradually increased until today she has

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