H. S. WEICHSEL, M.D.
The use of calcium in obliterative vascular diseases is not a radically new departure. Its use in these conditions, by the venous route, has not to my knowledge been previously reported. Bernheim and London4 have administered calcium orally in some cases and have reported some success in spastic conditions. The mode of action has, however, not been adequately explained.
In order to reduce to a minimum the amount of fluid used in saline therapy of obliterative arterial diseases, calcium gluconate was employed, in 10 per cent solution, in amounts of either 10 or 20 cubic centimeters. This was substituted for
WEICHSEL HS. STUDIES IN PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISEASE: I. INTRAVENOUS CALCIUM IN OCCLUSIVE VASCULAR DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:1150–1159. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-7-1150
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(7):1150-1159.
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