The London Medical Gazette, or Journal of Practical Medicine, 1851, Vol. 12 (Classic Reprint)

The London Medical Gazette, or Journal of Practical Medicine, 1851, Vol. 12 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The London Medical Gazette, or Journal of Practical Medicine, 1851, Vol. 12 Secondly, the extraordinary influence of iodide of potassium in controlling syphi litic periostitis is highly deserving of your attention. We hear a great deal about specifics, and many medicines have the name with very slender claims to it; but if there is anything in addition to quinine which deserves the name of a specific, it is the iodide of potassium, for syphilitic pe riostitis. If you have a pure case it acts like a charm, so that the treatment mate rially aids the diagnosis for we may fairly set it down as a fact, that if the symptoms yield completely and at once to the influ ence of iodide of potassium, the disease is essentially syphilitic. But, although iodide of potassium nu questionably exerts a wonderful influence over these syphilitic periosteal affections, nothing is more certain than that its efi'ect is far from being permanent. It is very common to meet With cases of periostitis which at first yield readily to the influence of iodide of potassium, and the patient continues well for a time, when all the old symptoms return. It was thus in Baglin's case some time before his admissson into the hospital he took iodide of potassium, and the symptoms yielded, but they after wards returned, and were again removed under the influence of the same remedy. I think it not at all improbable that he ma again have a return of the symptoms, an may once more come into our hands. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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