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December 17, 1892

THE TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC AND NONSPECIFIC URETHRITIS BY TOPICAL OLEAGINOUS MEDICATION.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):724-725. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250018001f

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Abstract

So much has been written and published on gonorrhœa that the medical world has a certain distaste for any new literature on the subject; suffice it to say that the numerous nostrums and panaceas for it are nearly as common as the disease is prevalent, and hence I feel a sincere misgiving in even attempting an allusion to this subject, not to say anything of the many benefits to be derived by the novel treatment hereinafter described.

More than a year ago, while on a vacation, I was in charge of several hundred men, some of whom were afflicted with the clap, and having but limited means at hand for their treatment, I was in a quandary as to the best method to pursue. The majority of the cases which came under observation were from five to twelve days after incubation, being just about the second period or stage of

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