WINGATE M. JOHNSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In the Annals of Internal Medicine for April 1938, Dr. David I. Macht presented an intriguing article on the use of cobra venom for the relief of persistent pain. The impression was left with this reader, at least, that cobra venom was usually so effective in relieving persistent pain that it could be substituted for opium derivatives, and that in doses at intervals of two to four days it would keep a patient as comfortable as would several doses a day of morphine.
Since the only way properly to evaluate a new, or newly discovered, drug clinically is for enough
JOHNSON WM. COBRA VENOM INEFFECTIVE IN TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:325. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-2-325
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(2):325.
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