Rectal Abscesses and Their Treatment
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
amine is being used much more extensively. The fact that it dissolves readily in cold water, that it does not require neutralization, and that it is less apt to produce reactions, makes it attractive for administration. Neoarsphenamine solutions are toxic when the drug dissolves with difficulty, or when cloudy solutions are employed, or if shaken in the presence of air. It does not hemolyze the red blood cells in the ordinary concentrations. It is, however, less active therapeutically than
... eutically than arsphenamine, and the clinical experience of most authorities favors the use of the latter. The concensus of opinion is that neoarsphenamine when used as a substitute, should be administered offener or for a longer period to obtain the same therapeutic effect. In early cases of syphilis, Scham-berg9 commonly administers 0.9 gram three times a week. In conclusion, I might summarize by saying, that we are dealing with a contagious disease which becomes generalized at a very early period. It has most serious effects on the individual and on society. Proper laboratory facilities are essential for the diagnosis of early syphilis. In the eradication of the disease, our share, as physicians, lies in the furtherance of efforts at prevention, in the recognition of early stages, and in rational, persistent treatment, in order to prevent the disastrous effects of later involvement and of infection of others. REFERENCES.