HARRY L. SEGAL, M.D.
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The properties and uses of acetarsone, more commonly known as stovarsol and introduced mainly for the treatment of congenital syphilis, have recently been thoroughly reviewed by Maxwell and Glaser.1 It is a pentavalent arsenic compound known as Ehrlich's 594, stovarsol in France, spirocid in Germany, and osarol in Russia. Chemically it is the acetyl derivative of 3 amino 4-hydroxy-phenyl-arsonic acid.
In addition to its use in syphilis it has been employed in various other conditions, and especially in amebic dysentery,1 with apparently good results. Because of its favorable action in amebic dysentery it has been used in other types of
SEGAL HL. HEMORRHAGIC ENCEPHALOPATHY DUE TO ACETARSONE1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1083–1088. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-6-1083
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(6):1083-1088.
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