Haynes Walton
1857 The Lancet  
viewing the case as one of chronic rheumatic arthritis, but accompanied with more pain than usual in those cases, after a brisk purgative, ordered leeches to be applied to the painful part, and calomel and opium, were given internally, and persevered in until the mouth became affected, when considerable relief was afforded, although pain and immobility of the joint ztill existed. The alternate application of leeches and blisters were next tried, with good effect, and the iodide of potassium, in
more » ... five-grain doses, with liquor potassas and decoction of sarsaparilla three times a day. This plan of treatment was continued for some time; still the motion of the joint was but trifling, and
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