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To the Editor.—
I have read with much interest Dr. Herman Goodman's article on "The Effect of Mercury Salicylate on the Wassermann Reaction," in the August number of the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology. I thought all syphilologists were past that milepost of knowledge which marks the use of liquid petrolatum as a vehicle for intramuscular injections. It has repeatedly been shown that the material is not absorbed, and that about all the physician gets is a paraffinoma for his pains.I think Dr. Goodman also erred in the matter of dosage. Few of us would expect to secure permanently beneficial results following one grain doses of mercury salicylate, injected at intervals of one week, even if an absorbable medium were used.I have been employing mercury salicylate, in an olive oil and lanolin emulsion, for more than twelve years, and while I occasionally branch off and try some other
Sutton RL. "THE EFFECT OF MERCURY SALICYLATE ON THE WASSERMANN REACTION". Arch Derm Syphilol. 1920;2(4):504. doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350100092013
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