The Western Medical Reporter, Vol. 7

The Western Medical Reporter, Vol. 7 : A Monthly Epitome of Medical Progress (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Western Medical Reporter, Vol. 7: A Monthly Epitome of Medical Progress Pal-para from the Use of Iodide of Potassium. - Two cases of ex tensive cutaneous hemorrhage have recently occurred in the practice of the writer, under circumstances that admit of no doubt as to their mode of origin. One patient was under treatment for syphilis, and the other for rheumatoid arthritis. In both cases the iodide, associated with other med icines, was prescribed in the dose of five grains, four times daily. In both cases an extensive purpuric rash, consisting of spots smaller in circumfer ence than a pea, made its appearance within forty-eight hours. Both patients became alarmed and stopped taking medicine; but a few days later, experiencing no ill effects, and finding that the rash was fading, they resumed the use of the medicine. Again, in both cases, a fresh crap of blotches appeared, and the patients returned to the physican for explan ation and further treatment. In both cases explanation was evaded, and the tincture of iron prescribed. One patient returned for the treatment of his original disease in about ten days, and the other in about three weeks. The former still presented a large number of faded spots. The physi eian, not connecting the appearance of the rash with the use of medicine, again prescribed the iodide, but now in simple solution; and again, an ex tensive rash appeared. The cutaneous hemorrhage was not attended by an appreciable disturbance, local or general. Several attempts have been made to bring the syphilitic patient under the influence of the medicine, during the past six months, but invariably with the result described. The rheumatoid patient, very properly, took alarm, and put himself under the care of another physician. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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 works.show more

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