1906 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
as these drugs are very frequently administered as stimulants, the objection should be borne in mind. We presume that the objection which Dr. Hemenway has to nitroglycerin is that it is not a direct cardiac stimulant ; at any rate this is not its chief action, but acts by dilating the capillaries and relieving the strain on an overworked heart. It also lowers the blood pressure considerably, and, as a lowered blood pressure is characteristic of acetanilid poisoning, it is, therefore,
more » ... erefore, contraindicated. Alcohol is contraindicated, though to a less extent, for the same reason, and also on the general principle that it is unwise in case of poisoning to administer any substance which has marked solvent power over the toxic substance. The use of oxygen, and especially the bloodletting and injection of normal salt solution, are the most reliable means for combating acute acetanilid poisoning which are known as present.
doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210260029002b fatcat:pli4vqsgejelpohawbxq6sszu4