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July 9, 1932

THE PROLONGED USE OF SALYRGAN AS A DIURETIC: REPORT OF TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY INJECTIONS IN FIVE YEARS IN ONE CASE

Author Affiliations

Syracuse, N. Y. Professor of Clinical Medicine, Syracuse University College of Medicine

JAMA. 1932;99(2):114-115. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.27410540001009
Abstract

Mrs. S., aged 58, a widow, seen, May 19, 1925, was short and very broad and weighed 280 pounds (127 Kg.). Her mother died of heart trouble and was also short and very stout. One brother, who was a little over 5 feet (152 cm.) tall, had a tremendous breadth of shoulders and weighed 230 pounds (104 Kg.). He had severe chronic nephritis with hypertension and died three years later. The father, who did not have this type of body build, died of an unknown cause.

The patient had been short of breath for several years, seldom walked, and had not been down town in five years. Her feet had been swollen for a considerable time; cough and sputum were present. During the past ten days the dyspnea had increased; she felt the beating of her heart in her throat and had been in bed three days.

The skin was

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