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September 1920

REPORT ON THE USE OF A PERMANENT SOLUTION OF ARSPHENAMIN

Author Affiliations

Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. P. H. S.; Attending Physician, New York Skin and Cancer Hospital. NEW YORK

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(3):324-336. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350090053006

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Abstract

Since the advent of arsphenamin, we have constantly had impressed on us the necessity of using the solution immediately after its preparation. The advantages of having a stock solution ready for use at all times must be known to every one, and do not require enumeration. From the point of view of public health, such a solution is of interest, as it will extend the benefits of arsphenamin to patients in communities where it has hitherto been unavailable. For the occasional user it will also remove the dangers which arise from imperfect technic in preparing the fresh solution.

The conception of a stock solution of arsphenamin which will remain nontoxic for weeks is so at variance with our previous experience that a brief description of the method of preparation of the solution used in this trial and known as solution of Arsphenamin-Lowy, will be of interest. The arsphenamin powder as

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