JAMES GRAHAM BRUCE
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This is to report 15 cases of amebic dysentery treated with neoarsphenamine intravenously during the Japanese internment of American Prisoners of War at Camp No. 1, Cabanatuan, Philippine Islands. This drug was not the drug of choice but rather the only drug at hand before the arrival of Red Cross medical supplies in December, 1943. Although neoarsphenamine had never been used to any appreciable extent for amebiasis, it was felt that the arsenic derived therefrom should be effective in eradicating the ameba and cysts. Arsenic is also a well known alterative, and it was believed that it would stimulate the
BRUCE JG. THE USE OF NEOARSPHENAMINE IN THE TREATMENT OF AMEBIC DYSENTERY1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:1025–1028. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-6-1025
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(6):1025-1028.
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