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November 19, 1892

THE RECENT THERAPEUSIS OF DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(21):619-620. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420210025006

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Abstract

Though the attention and interest that were excited by Brown-Sequard's announcement of the discovery of a remedy for functional and asthenic disorders of the nervous system in hypodermatic injections of testicular juice has subsided, that physiologist has persisted in the experiments he was making with that substance in 1889, and in a recent memoir presented to the Academy of Sciences he made the following conclusions. First: In old men in whom the spermatic glands especially have lost their function, injections of testicular liquid may furnish that which is wanting for the potency of the nervous centres. Second: In all diseases feebleness may be combatted advantageously by injections of testicular liquid. The latter is most advantageously employed in pulmonary tuberculosis, locomotor ataxia, leprosy, anæmia, paralysis, etc. He persists in his former statement that during the administration of this substance the appetite and sleep return, micturition and defecation are more regularly performed,

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