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ANTIPYRIN IN THE TREATMENT OF PULMONARY CONSUMPTION.

THOMAS J. MAYS, M.D.
JAMA. 1890;XV(23):822-823. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410490014001d.
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Antipyrin is probably one of the most useful drugs in our materia medica. I do not refer so much to its antipyretic action as I do to its influence as a general tonic in the adynamic stage of pulmonary consumption. It is indeed valuable in every stage of this disease, but it seems to give better results in the final stage than in any other. Of course it must not be regarded as a panacea, but whenever its beneficial action becomes manifest it gives rise to wonderful results. My attention was first called to its usefulness in this disease by a paper from the pen of Dr. J. Holland, of St. Moritz, Switzerland, which was published in the London Practitioner (Vol. xxxiv, p. 321). His results were so striking that I beg to abstract one of the cases which he relates.

In July, 1884, he was consulted by a lady

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