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150 years ago: Morphia by subcutaneous injection in an elderly person with sciatica.Practitioner Feb 2020;264(1834):30

150 years ago: Morphia by subcutaneous injection in an elderly person with sciatica

24 Feb 2020Registered users

THE SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION of morphia has become a comparatively common household remedy among certain classes of society for some years past. More especially among the very numerous persons, chiefly women, who suffer either from neuralgia, or even from attacks of nervous depression and sleeplessness without positive pain, it has become a too common practice to inject themselves, or to get injected by their servants, whenever they feel symptoms.

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