Volume s1-31, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


In the paper by Dr. Mark T. Hoekenga, entitled “Treatment of and infestations” and published in the issue of July 1951, page 420, a statement is made which I wish to discuss. Hoekenga says: “The use of atabrine for the treatment of tapeworms in humans was conceived after the demonstration of Culbertson in 1940 that this compound removed from mice.” … “The drug was then successfully employed in the treatment of human and infestations in South America, etc.”

As a matter of fact, in 1938 we successfully used a quinacrine compound for the treatment of teniasis, kindly supplied by Bayer Co., representatives for Chile of the I. G. Farbenindustrie, Elberfeld; this acridine drug was at first called “SOSTOL” and afterwards put on the market with the trade name “ACRANIL.” We treated three patients with teniasis with “SOSTOL” at the “Hospital Salvador” of Santiago.


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