GEORGE W. PARSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the period between 1920 and 1930, the time of my medical training, internship, postgraduate work and early years of practice, apomorphine hydrochloride was used for hysteria or acute alcoholism. Given with due precautions, it was meant to induce vomiting. Somewhere along the way, I learned that this medicine would at times induce sleep in the agitated patient when other remedies failed. I have noticed this especially in older people with Cheyne-Stokes respiration during the terminal phase of myocardial failure.
During the early 1930's I repeatedly saw a young woman who had central nervous system syphilis without objective findings except
PARSON GW. A SPECIFIC FOR RELIEF OF PAIN IN BILIARY DYSKINESIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:444–445. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-2-444
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(2):444-445.
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