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August 20, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(8):236. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420080030005

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New York City and its Croton Water.  —The New York Medical Journal remarks editorially on the deterioration of the croton water. In its unfiltered stata, its color and odor are not such as would inspire confidence. Albuminoid ammonia is reported by the official chemists to show a decided increase, while the presence of vegetable matter in excess is revealed by the microscope. If this condition persists a reported increase in cases of enteric fever must be expected among those who use unfiltered and unboiled water.

Headache Treated by Chloralamid.  —The following formula, for the treatment of headache and insomnia from exhaustion, has been recommended by Gallani in Medicine Moderne:Chloralamid, 30 grains.Hydrochloric acid, dil., 5 drops.Syrup, 2 drachms.Distilled water, 2 ouncesFifteen grains is the dose recommended, to be repeated, although thirty grains would probably be prescribed by some others who have had an experience with chloralamid

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