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Medical Arts and Sciences: A Scientific Journal of the College of Medical Evangelists

Credentials

Fred B. Moor, M.D.

Publication Date

10-1948

Abstract

Summary:

1. The intravenous injection of procaine hydrochloride for a variety of clinical conditions constitutes a surprising new chapter in therapeutics.

2. With adequate precautions as to dosage and rate of administration, procaine can be safely given by the intravenous route in concentrations of 0.1 to 1 per cent.

It has been used successfully for serum sickness, the pruritis of jaundice, trauma of soft tissues, bones and joints, in the prevention and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias during intrathoracic surgery, for the relief of pain in osteoarthritis, for the control of pain during the dressing of burns, for postoperative pain, and for obstetrical analgesia and anesthesia.

4. Procaine hydrochloride should be handled carefully so that this useful new method may not be discredited by accidents and unnecessary danger to patients.

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