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February 1941


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;43(2):389-390. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01490200171022

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To the Editor:—  Persons who occasionally try to break into print sometimes suspect the editors of being not only superior but aware of the fact and even, rarely, a bit dictatorial. Seldom is an opportunity offered to "get back" at them. When such a chance appears it should not be neglected.In the British Medical Journal of 1935 (1:389 [Feb. 23] 1935), Thomas Moore reported peculiar reactions to gold therapy in 2 cases of arthritis. The second of these was described as follows:"A man about 30 years of age, with chronic infective arthritis affecting the larger joints and spine, was receiving aurotherapy. He had remarked to me that particles of gold sometimes came out of his fingers. On one occasion, seven minutes after an intramuscular injection of 0.2 gram of an oily suspension of aurothioglucose, I saw in the sweat on the volar aspects of his fingers shining

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