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Fowler's solution is a solution containing potassium arsenite that once was prescribed as a remedy or a tonic. A Dr. Fowler of Stafford, England proposed its use in 1786 as a substitute for a patented medicine, "tasteless ague drop". It was prescribed in the United States until the late 1950's for a range of ailments including malaria, chorea, and syphilis.
Additional recommended knowledge
Fowler's solution, also known as "Liquor Potassii Arenitis", Kali Arsenicosum or Kali arseniatum, is a 1% solution of potassium arsenite, KH2AsO3.
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