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October 15, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(16):914-916. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450160033002l

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The earliest mention I have been able to find of the sulphocarbolates as remedial agents is by Sansom, in the Practitioner, iii, 5-13, 1869. Papers by him upon these salts also appear in the British Medical Journal in 1870, and in the Transactions of the Obstetrical Society of London, 1870-71. Sansom claimed that the sulphocarbolates were beneficial in phthisis, typhoid fever and the eruptive fevers, especially scarlatina, for which he considered them specific.

Subsequently papers upon these salts have been contributed by Q. C. Smith (Nashville Journal of Med. and Sur., 1878); D. Cerna (Philadelphia Med. Times, 1879-80); Withers (Dublin Jour. of Med. Sciences, 1880); H. P. Farnham Medical Record, xxiii, 8, 1883), and F. Vigier (Bull. et Mem. Soc. de Thera., 1884). Since the latter date there have been few papers listed under this title, but every year sees an increasing number of references to the sulphocarbolates in the

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