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MEASURESWHICHSEEM TO BEHELPFUL INPREPARING APATIENT FOROPERATION. Presented by DR. SAMUEL M. WILSON.
Dr. Wilson has increased the good effect of hemostatic serum when used to control hemorrhage after tonsillectomy and has guarded against the annoying allergic reactions by combining this substance with epinephrine and obstetric pituitary solution. Two cubic centimeters of serum are drawn into a syringe to which 2 minims (0.12 cc.) of epinephrine and 5 minims (0.3 cc.) of obstetric pituitary solution are added. Five minims (0.3 cc.) are injected subcutaneously, and the patient is directed to lie down. If a reaction does not occur in thirty minutes, the remaining quantity is injected intravenously. In fifteen minutes, the operation may be performed. This method has proved to be of value in patients in whom the coagulation time is unduly prolonged. The same injection is recommended as a preoperative measure in