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Lancet-Clinic Volume 109, No. 5 download pdf
Lancet-Clinic Volume 109, No. 5 download pdf

Lancet-Clinic Volume 109, No. 5. Books Group

Lancet-Clinic Volume 109, No. 5
Author: Books Group
Page Count: 34 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781130610161
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: if salvarsan was one of the greatest specifics, and greatest boons to mankind; that it had been discovered especially for the purpose of curing pellagra. Following upon this announcement, after he had apparently very brilliantly set up his claim, and very likely satisfying' many who are not so familiar with the subject, the Thompson-McFadden Commission, which had been studying pellagra from a scientific standpoint for some time, related their experience with pellagra and with the treatment of the disease. That was this, that the commission working in Spartenburg County desired to send some cases to New York for the laboratories to study. They selected cases that they expected would die in order to get autopsy material for the State in the laboratory. No medicine was given these patients whatever, and in fact no special regulation of the diet was attempted. Now they sent fifteen patients this summer, as 1 say, selected with the hope that they would prove long, drawn-out cases, and finally furnish autopsy material. Fourteen of the fifteen cases have already recovered and returned home, and one remains, improving. I would sound that as a note of warning to Dr. Barclay and anybody else who expects to discover a cure for pellagra. Pellagra is a disease that we do not now know enough about to draw deductions from results of the administration of the drug. My own experience would lead me to condemn as forcibly as I can the use of salvarsan in the treatment of pellagra; that it is not only of no benefit, but actually harmful in many instances, and in all probably any other arsenical preparation that is likely to be harmful in other individuals would also be harmful in pellagra. It would be a great accident if anybody without knowing the cause and nature of the d...

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