THE FIRST VACATION SCHOOL IN ENGLAND

1902 The Lancet  
69t six cases of tabes dorsalis submitted to the same form of mercurial treatment five improved moderately and one very markedly as regards the ataxia of gait, but lightning pains still occurred at times in all and the knee-jerks were absent. Professor Lemoine uses the benzoate of mercury because it can be injected locally without harm to the patient. He advises deep injection into the subcutaneous tissue and muscular fasciae, and says that the pain produced is slight. Summarising his results
more » ... ising his results generally he thinks that the improvement attained in cases of general paralysis is greater and more striking than in cases of tabes dorsalis.
doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(01)54842-4 fatcat:rxugdanzzjbbvb7kw3y2ry5tni