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1912 Journal of the American Medical Association  
of the larynx and for some distance into the trachea. ITe baa applied the method to twenty patients and has found that it immeasurably facilitated operations on the throat in both children and adults. The procedure was borne with remarkable ease and no disturbance except a depression left in the tongue from the groove in the spatula; the spatula now used has no groove. At need the spatula can be fitted with lumps. 73. Epileptiform Seizures after Salvarsan.-Lesser reports a. case of epileptiform
more » ... ase of epileptiform seizures eight weeks after salvarsan treatment. This in connection with seventeen similar cases from the literature, which be tabulates, suggests that in exceptional conditions the salvarsan becomes transformed in the body in such a way as to give off toxic products, the nature of which we. do not know to date or the etiologic factors. It seems evident that these toxic products are liable to induce functional disturbances and even actual tissue changes.
doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050081032 fatcat:vkqbskbwzjg3jphtwqqz634ufq