RYLE A. RADKE
In 1946, at Letterman General Hospital, a patient with amebiasis in whom a liver abscess had penetrated the diaphragm, and in whom a bronchopleural fistula was present, had remained critically ill and continued to produce copious brown sputum in spite of having received two courses of 10 gr. of emetine in less than a month. Lt. Col. Vince Moseley and I decided to treat him with atabrine because we reasoned that, since Galli-Valerio1 had shown that atabrine was effective in treatment of Giardia lamblia infections, and since the Giardia was known to inhabit the biliary system, atabrine must be present
RADKE RA. TREATMENT OF AMEBIASIS WITH ATABRINE COMBINED WITH CARBARSONE1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1432–1444. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-6-1432
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(6):1432-1444.
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