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March 30, 1935 | Vol. 27 | No. 729        

Olive oil injections aid in treating pneumonia

Success in treatment of pneumonia with olive oil has just been announced by Drs. A. C. Frazer and V. G. Walsh of St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London.

The oil is emulsified and then injected into the veins. The high temperature of pneumonia patients dropped to normal within twenty-four hours after the oil injection and three weeks later the patients were well.

Patients suffering from septicaemia, commonly known as blood poisoning, and from erysipelas and acute rheumatism also improve

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