The patient was a medical man, æt. 40; the morphia habit dated back ten years, the maximum daily dose being 3 grammes; the cocaine habit was more recent. When the case came under Sollier's treatment the intoxication was profound; the patient was emaciated; there was diffuse induration of the subcutaneous tissue, and there were numerous ulcers in the abdominal region where the patient injected the drugs; the urine contained albumen, and severe uræmic symptoms had appeared; the hæmoglobin was reduced to 4·5 per cent., and was shown by the spectroscope to be very imperfectly oxidised. The author specially indicates this blood-state, as he considers that the symptoms of collapse on the withdrawal of morphia are due to asphyxia.
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