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November 1929


Author Affiliations

From the Babies' and Children's Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics, Western Reserve University, School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(5):943. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930110042006

The advantages of dextrose given intraperitoneally as recently demonstrated by Grulee and Sanford1 have been amply confirmed in this department. Because of its importance in therapy, it seemed desirable to devise a simpler method for the preparation of the dextrose. We have used no special apparatus and hence it should be available for the use of every physician.

TECHNIC  Five grams of chemically pure, finely ground dextrose is weighed and placed in a test tube approximately 4 by ¾ inches (100 mm. by 15 mm.) and the test tube is loosely stoppered with a cotton plug. This is inverted and placed in a wide-mouthed bottle containing from 25 to 50 Gm. of granular anhydrous calcium chloride. The bottle is fitted with a cork and autoclaved at 15 pounds (6.8 Kg.) for twenty minutes. This preparation will keep for at least several months.For use, we make the solution with