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June 1935

ACNE AND FURUNCULOSISPRELIMINARY REPORT OF TREATMENT WITH PHYSIOLOGIC SOLUTION OF SODIUM CHLORIDE LOCALLY OR BY INTRAVENOUS INJECTION

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;31(6):828-830. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01460240053005

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Abstract

For five or six years I have studied the results of chemical analyses of the blood of patients reporting to the outpatient department of the Stuyvesant Square Hospital.

A relationship which is not generally stressed was disclosed by a tabulation of the sugar and the salt content of the blood. As the average sugar content decreases, the salt content increases. Although the relationship is not absolute, it is fairly constant. The converse can be supported: As the average salt content of the blood increases, the average sugar content decreases. In this report no explanation for this reciprocal relationship is offered.

Sodium chloride is useful in therapy for many conditions. Baths of sodium chloride are recommended as a home remedy. Poultices of sodium chloride are prescribed. Surgeons have given infusions of solution of sodium chloride for shock. Recently, capsules of sodium chloride have been prescribed to prevent cramps on exertion. Physiologic

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