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Quinin in Pneumonia.

Walter C. Alvarez, M.D.
JAMA. 1908;L(24):1996. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530500044011.
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Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, April 25, 1908.

To the Editor:  —I was surprised to see an abstract on page 1280 of The Journal, April 18, in which the massive doses of quinin in pneumonia are again advocated. The method can hardly be called new in any other sense than that Dr. Galbraith added the iron that made it "original." I have often been tempted to write on the subject, but I thought that so few physicians nowadays would be looking for a specific drug treatment for pneumonia that the discussion would be limited, and that my letter would have no right to space in The Journal. I have seen considerable discussion in good journals, however, and when I was in California many of my friends asked me about it, so that I think it well that the other side be made known.It may be significant to many that those physicians


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