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When the use of jequirity was first brought to the attention of the medical profession, it was, like most good remedies, much abused. I think, though, that the pendulum has now swung too far the other way, since several articles on the subject of its dangers to the cornea, etc., have appeared. Consequently I think it has not yet taken its proper place as a remedy for pannus, with or without trachoma, or papillary hypertrophy.
I have used jequirity in many of those conditions advised against by most men who have written on the subject. I do not use the infusion for several reasons, of which I will speak directly; but I use instead an impalpable powder prepared by Mr. J. A. Flexner, a pharmacist of Louisville, Ky. This powder I have had sent to all points of the compass, and have never received anything but the best results from
CHEATHAM W. THE USE OF POWDERED JEQUIRITY IN CERTAIN AFFECTIONS OF THE EYE. Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890. JAMA. 1890;XIV(26):929–930. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410260013002c
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