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April 6, 1901


Author Affiliations

Professor of Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(14):931-932. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470140001001

In 1896 I published1 a "Clinical Note on the Action [ill] Chloralose," referring to the sources of my [ill] about it and detailing some clinical experiences. referred to Dr. George William Balfour's favorable [ill] to it in his book on the "Senile Heart," and [ill] an unknown author who said of it: "Chloralose has [ill] the advantages of chloral without its disadvantages." Another writer especially commended it in the treatment of insomnia of the insane. I also mentioned that [ill] was so named by Richet and Hanriot, of Paris, and is aid to be a combination of chloral and glucose—technically anhydro-gluco-chloral, chemically C8H11Cl3O6. It [ill] described technically as a "hypnotic yet excitant of the [ill] cord." Virgil Coblentz, in his "Newer Remedies." [ill] it forms fine colorless needles, which melt at 180 to [ill] C.—363.2 to 366.8 F.—soluble in 170 parts of