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however, it becomes very dark colored and well is only divided from barn-yard by a fence, then in a little time commences to discharge a and cattle would stand outside for hours, and a very thin watery matter colored with blood; basin had formed in the ground within ten then it dries up, sčabs over and is well for a feet of well where a cesspool had formed; or few days.

could it have been from poisoned milk, which Can you or any of your readers suggest a was usually kept in what was formerly a lard form of treatment other than operative ? pail, or pails purchased from the stores.

milk pans.

Cooleyville, Mass. Dr. F. E. JOHNSTON. noticed more or less of the tinning worn off.

[Doctor, have you noticed the many re- 'Will some brother practitioners please inform marks on the subject of nevi in The MEDICAL us in this part of the world if they have had World within the last year?-ED.]

what is termed typhoid fever of this description

to deal with, or can it be that our patients have Editor MEDICAL WORLD:

received a dose of some corrosive poison from

DR. JAMES LISIER. What are supposed to be the components of Brown City, Mich. Cuta-Cura salve?

A. C. JACKSON. Goshen, Ind.

We received a query from a gentleman in [See January, 1888, WORLD, page 39. ]

Pittsburgh, Pa., inquiring in which case death

would ensue quickest, from division of the Editor MEDICAL WORLD :

phrenic nerves or the pneumogastric. Chronic pharyngitis, with catarrh of the

It was received too late for notice in February nasal passages, is so frequently met with, its

WORLD. Although we had our own opinion treatment so futile and unsatisfactory, the great in regard to the matter, yet we, in addition, body of the profession would undoubtedly ap: submitted it to the most competent authority preciate very highly any information that would

we know, Dr. Henry C. Boenning, the accomenable them to treat more satisfactorily or cure

plished anatomist of the Philadelphia School this common rebellious affection. Probably of Anatomy, the Medico-Chirurgical College, not one physician in twenty-five can conscien

and the Philadelphia Dental College, who will tiously state that he has ever permanently cured

make a report, based upon experiments, in our one such case; still there are those among us

next number. This is an interesting questi,on who claim to do so. Will some such please and deserves careful attention. kindly “turn on the light.” Will the Editor please inform its readers

FORMULAS. what work on the subject it would recommend ? THE WORLD answers the wants of the busy

Tully's Powder. practitioner admirably; is in fact almost indis

(Pulv. Morphina Comp.) pensable to one who has become accustomed

R Morph. sulph.

I part. reading it. Almost every subscriber, too, will

Camphor, want it bound, hence should have at least one

Liquorice, MEDICAL WORLD BINDER for its safe preserva

Carbonate of calcium.....āā 20 parts. tion, till ready for a better dress.

Mix. This contains one part of morphine in 61

For Pruritus (Anderson's Powder).
Peculiar Form of Enteric Fever.

Pulv. amyli.....

.oz. j Pulv, camphoræ.

.dr. iss We have had a number of cases of a terribly

Zinci oxidi... fatal form of enteric fever in one family Reduce the camphor to an impalpable powder; then resident here. I will attempt to map out an

thoroughly incorporate with the other ingredients. Dust outline of symptoms : Patients, four in number,

on the affected parts.— Palmer's Favorite Prescriptions. all adults: father, two sons and daughter.

Pruritus Vulvæ. Early or first symptoms: frontal headache, R Sodii hyposulphitis..

.dr. iv constipation, dizziness followed by nausea in Glycerini... one case ; boy continued spitting or expector

Aquæ destillat.

.ad A. oz. vj

M. ating, has had headache, but insists he is not

S.-As a lotion.-Fox.

(Ibid.) sick; temperature scanty and high colored.

Pruritus of Pregnancy. Five physicians in attendance, but of little or no benefit, as disease marched steadily on to a

B Thymol... fatal termination. Now please give this your


.gr. xxx Powdered brick clay.

oz. iij earnest consideration. Could it have been

Dissolve the thymol in the vaseline, and mix it up caused by contaminated water, as platform of with the clay.

- Prof. Palien.


.oz. SS

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.q. S. ad oz. viij Dr. Pallen's experience has been that, ex

M. Sig.-One ounce four times a day. cepting those cases depending upon trophic

Said to be a very valuable remedy for piles. nerve causes, this prescription will always effect a cure. He advises its use also in herpes and

Ferri persulphatis..... .....

Glycerine, similar eruptions accompanying the latter months of gestation.

.ãā oz, ss --Ibid.


M. Apply or inject one teaspoonsul into the rectum B Acidi hydrocyanici dil.

..A. dr. ij

in case of bleeding piles. Sodii boratis...

..dr. j A quæ rosæ.

..A. oz. viij

R Iodoformi...
M. S. -Lotion for pruritus.

- Fox.
Butyr, cocoæ.

..02. j

M. Ft. rectal suppos. no. vi. Sig.-Insert one or B Gummi camphora,

two a day, for tenesmus resulting from painful piles, Chloralis..

....āā dr. j to ij Rub together until liquefied; then add slowly, with friction :

Formula for Chronic Cystitis.
Unguenti aquæ rosa

.oz. j

At the meeting of the Sacramento Society Sig.- Ointment for itching.


for Medical Improvement, Oct. 16, 1888 (SacBleeding Hemorrhoids.

ramento Med. Times, Dec., 1888), Dr. Mary

J. Magill read a paper on the treatment of cysB Pulv, aluminis... Pulv. camphoræ,

tic disease in women, in the course of which Pulv, opii.....

..āā dr. į

she said that the following formula had proved Unguenti.

oz. j

very serviceable : M. S.- Ointment.


R 01, cubebæ, When the piles protrude, bleed and are Ol. santali, painful, the above will be found a soothing and Ol. copaibæ....

āá f 3 iij astringent application,

Liq. potassa.

..f 3 iss

Syr. acaciæ,
External Piles.

Aquæ anisi..

āā s3 wiss

M. Sig.-Two teaspoonsuls every 4 hours.
R Ung. zinci..

Liq. plumbi subacet.,
Liq. opii sedat..
-āā fl. dr. ss

A Compound Antiseptic.
M. et ft. ung. Sig. Apply twice daily.—Coulson.

Dr. Rotter (Prague Rundschau) has devised [We select the following excellent compila the following formula, with the idea that a tions on the same subject from The Medical combination of very small amounts of most of Waif.]

the antiseptics would be equal in activity, if & Sulphuris loti..

.dr. iss

not superior, to a large amount of any single Confection sennæ.

Potassii nitratis.

Syr. aurantii cort.

Corrosive sublimate.

5 M. Fi. confectio. Sig.-One to two drachms twice


25 a day, for a laxative.

Carbolic acid.
Chloride of zinc..

500 B Fl. ext. ergotæ.

oz. j

Sulphocarbolate of zinc.
Tr, nucis vom..

Boric acid...

· 300 M. Sig.–Teaspoonful every four hours, for bleeding

Salicylic acid.

60 piles.


Citric acid. R Pulv. opii..

....dr. ij

This may be used either dry or dissolved in water in Ung picis liquidæ.

.....oz. )

the proportion of 16 parts to 1,000.--Druszist's Circ, M. Sig.-Apply once or twice daily. R Pul, teucrii scordii..... ....dr. ij

-As an internal treatment for eczema eryUng. petrolei....

.oz. j thematosum, to tone up the general system and M. Sig.–Apply after each action of the bowels,

relieve the constipation, Dr. Van Harlingen

givesR Ungt, belladonnæ.

oz. ij
Camphoræ ..

R Magnesii sulph..
Tinct, camphoræ comp..

Ferri sulph.
Sig.--- Apply to painful piles.

Acid sulph. dilut.


....02. j


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Sodii chlorid....
R Potassii bromide..

dr. ij
Insus. quassiæ.

.q. s. ad. iz iv. M. Fl. ext. ergotæ.

.dr. iiss

Sig. -A tablespoonsul in tumbler of hot water halfTinct, nucis vom.

.dr. j

hour before breakfast.

gr. x

-As a readily prepared antidote for acute | Acute cases are medicated with ver. vir. and årsenical poisoning, Prof. Holland gives the glycerole of resorcin. Thus: following:

R Ver. vir., fl. ex.......

...........3 ij Be Liquor ferri tersulphat.,

Glycerole resorcin....................3 vj Aqua destillat ...........āā....f3 ij M.

M. Sig.-Apply with camel-hair brush several times B Magnesiæ........................3 iiss | daily. If this does not allay the intense itching suffi

Aquæ destillat..................fŽ viij. M. ciently, a five per cent solution of chloral hyd. (24 Sig.-Mix the iwo solutions and give a tablespoon grains to the ounce of rose water) is applied with small ful, diluted, every five minutes, as required.

soft sponge as required.

Eclectic Treatment of Eczema.

Usually I give but little heed to the dietary In presenting eclectic treatment of eczema, subject in the treatment of eczema. Eczema I present the treatment adopted by myself is not the result of bad diet, but of impaired only-a treatment has been remarkably satis

excretion. The organic body contains too factory to myself and to my eczematous clien

many devitalized, worn-out elements in the telle-one that has brought into my office a

blood and tissues. Get rid of this débris, put number of old chronics that had run the

the digestive and blood making organs in good gauntlet of a long line of previous unsatisfac

condition, and healthy blood and healthy tistory medication.

sues will be made out of any kind of ordinary

food. I say to my patients, eat plenty of nuEczema is the result of impaired nutrition and imperfect waste. Capillary stasis of the

tritious food, only avoiding that which seems skin is, I believe, a constant associated patho

to disagree with you. I give the same advice logical condition.

to mothers as regards their eczematous chil


The treatment here outlined cures eczema. Hence, rumex crispus, acetate of potash and

In some cases the patient may seem slow in belladonna are the principal internal remedies

getting well, but if we take into consideration

the etiology and pathology of eczema we canin acute or chronic cases. I usually associate them with comp. syr. still. and syr. sarsap.

not expect anything else. -- 1. W. Bixby, M.D.,

in California Medical Journal. comp., though not always. Thus: R Rumex crispus f. e..... Acet. pot. sol. (4 drs. to oz)....

“Acton on the Reproductive Organs.” Seventh ediBelladonna, specific.....

tion. P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Price, $2. This is a Syr. sarsap. co. äā. q. S......

neatly made book of 263 pages. It seems to have been Syr, still. comp. "

written for popular, as well as professional reading. In M. Sig.-Teaspoonful in some water every three

addition to the thoroughness and skill with which the hours for acute cases for an adult; for children less.

subject is handled, the high moral position that the Two teaspoonfuls three times a day for chronic cases.

author takes is much to be admired. It is to be re

gretted that some physicians consider that their duties In acute cases for the fever that is usually are merely medical, and that they have nothing to do present, the specific sedatives, as rhus tox.,

with questions of morality. acon., ver. vir., bryonia, etc., are used as indi.

Acton rightly takes a very different ground, giving

morality due and prominent consideration. The fact cated: As a laxative in acute or chronic cases,

is that moral guidance is the highest duty of every one, where one is requireủ, Searby's cascara sagrada whether physician or layman. Morality is more imis used with syr. taraxicum, or with simple portant than medicine, art or literature; and the physisyrup. In the acute form of the disease there

cian, artist and author who neglects the 'moral side of are sometimes well marked regular periodic

his profession prostitutes his art, and is of doubtful ser

vice to humanity. exacerbations, then cincho-quinine for children and sulphate for adults, if preferred. If the "Skin Diseases of Infancy and Early Life.” By C. M. tissues are sodden and non-elastic, especially

Campbell, M.D., C. M., Edin. Cloth, 202 pages. Balthe skin, arsenicum

liére, Tindall and Cox, King William Street, Strand, will facilitate a cure

London, Eng. Fowler's solution, three to five minimums per This work contains chapters on skin diseases initiated day.

in utero, eruptive fevers, chronic non-febrile bacterial LOCAL TREATMENT.

diseases. Diseases characterized by capillary flux in

the general tissues of the derma. Diseases initiated by For the chronic form glycerole of resorcin lesions of the epidermis and its involutions, neuroses (two drachms to the ounce) is applied with and parasites, animal and vegetable. camel hair brush three or four times a day.

Under this classification are brought all the skin disThe affected part is washed once a day, if re

eases of childhood which the family physician will be

called upon to treat. General therapeutic indications quired for cleansing, with warm water and tar

are given under each subject, and, in addition, a desoap.

| partment devoted to that special subject closes the vol.

en crentes

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ume, in which 107 special prescriptions are given with specific directions,

We consider this a very useful volume to the general family physician, as he is very often requested to treat these diseases in children. The style is clear, concise and in the highest degree practical.

“ A Practical Treatise on Nervous Exhaustion (Neurasthenia), Its Symptoms, Nature, Sequences, Treatment. By George M. Beard, A.M., M.D. Edited by A. D. Rockhill, A.M., M.D. Cloth, 254 pages. Price, $2.75. E. B. Treat, 771 Broadway, N. Y.

This work contains the rich experience of a great specialist. The best paying class of patients we have are those who in the frantic struggle for commercial and professional supremacy have over-Trawn their supply of nervous force. It is important to know how to treat them successfully. This you will find right in this book.

“Science in Medicine.” A Thesis: By Horace N. Mateer, M.D., Ph.D., Wooster, O.

We welcome to our table the Journal of the Respiratory Organs, edited by J. Mount Bleyer, M.D., the well known specialist, monthly at $1.00 per year. Napoleon Thompson, publisher, 51 & 53 Maiden Lane, New York.

We acknowledge the receipt of Dr. Benson's chart, “ The Tongue in Diagnosis,” new edition, with important additions,

Besides the map of the tongue, an accurate description is given of the appearance in disease, together with therapeutic indications. cents. Address Dr. C. Coleman Benson, 110 W. Mulberry St., Baltimore, Md.

Price 55


OPPORTUNITIES. Please see adv. page viij in January issue, and write for samples. Messrs. Mulford & Co. are making an excellent line of preparations, and you would do well to get acquainted with them.

Use Lamberi's Listerine and Lithiated Hydrangea.

Scott & Bowne's Buckthorn Cordial is as valuable for constipation as their emulsion of oil and hypophosphites is for wasting diseases. A sample by writing to them at 132 & 134 S. 5th Ave., N. Y.

Hastings Truss Co., 224 S. 9th St., Phila., mike extra fine goods.

Have you ever tried McArthur's Hypophosphites for nursing mothers and teething children. Send to McArthur Hypophosphite Co., Boston, Mass., for a sample, and agree to pay the express charges.

Extra fine and reliable surgical instruments at Chas. Lentz & Sons, 18 N. uth St., Phila. Discount of 25 per cent, to physicians.

See the magnificent results obtained by the use of Marchand's Peroxide of Hydrogen.

Send to Chas. Besler, N. Y., for valuable oxygen apparatus.

The Buggy Case sold by Willis H. Davis at $10.00, is by far the cheapest, and best in quality ever sold for this price. You will do well to read his advertisement in this number of World, and write for his descriptive Calalogues. Catheter Scale Free.

Those two grand therapeutical aids to the physician, antipyrine and lanoline, are sold by Lutz & Movins, N. Y.

We are perfectly satisfied with the use of Tongaline in inflammatory rheumatism. Write to Mellin Drug Co., St. Louis.

Send to the Star Rubber Co., La Fayette, Ind., for the Recurrent Vaginal Syringe Point.

SUBSTITUTION BY DRUGGISTS OF MEDICINES PRESCRIBED.-If there is a practice among any reputable pharmacists or druggists that should be denounced, it is that of substituting the manufacturer of some other druggist for that which is prescribed. It is none of the business of pharmacist or apothecary to dictate to the doctor what he should prescribe. If the honest apothecary has not the preparation the doctor has prescribed, and cannot supply it, it is simply and plainly his duty to say so, and not undertake to furnish a substitute without a free consultation with and the full consent of the doctor.

What would the apothecary think of his stationery dealer if he were to send him a box of “Falcon pens” when he had ordered a box of “ Spencerian pens?" Is it honest in the stationer to undertake to palm off the brand not ordered ? And if the stationer were to establish it as the principle of his house to thus “ work ofi" his stock on the pharmacist, would not that pharmacist soon say that he would discontinue dealing with that stationer, and furthermore, expose him to his friends ?

If this principle is regarded is dishonorable in so trivial a matter as the selection of a pen, it should certainly be held as more disreputable for the pharmacist to substitute a medicine not ordered for the one that is prescribed.

The apothecary concedes the whole thing when he says he supplies only Squibb's chloroform when this preparation is ordered. if he is honest in filling the prescription of the doctor strictly when that article is prescribed, why should not he' be equally as honest when the preparations of Wm. R. Warner & Co., Rio Chemical Co., Battle, Lambert, Merrell, Peacock, McKesson & Robbins, Schieffelin, etc., are prescribed ?

Is it not dishonorable in principle to do otherwise?Medical Brief

Why bother with “mursy” poultices, when the ele. gant, new covered rubber bottles of Messrs. Parker, Stearns & Co., are within your reach. See adv. for special introduction offer to our readers. Cleanly and convenient application of any degree of heat or cold can be made by means of these bottles.

Now is the time to use the best preparation for rheumatism. Those who have used Griffith's Compound are convinced that it is the best. See adv., and write to them.

Two new, yet well tried and excellent remedies, are offered to you this month by W. H. Scheiffelin & Co. See adv. and write.

For a pocket battery of superior excellence, see new adv. of Henry Schwindt.

Pheno-Fer is announced as a new and valuable addi: tion to the list of the Dé Clat antiseptic preparations. See ady, and offer of samples.

See mineral water adv. of P. Scherer & Co., and send for book.

· The stomach will retain London Essence of Beef when all other food will be rejected. Gaunt & Janvier, New York.

The knowledge that a man can use the only real knowledge; the only knoroledge that has & and groroth in and converts tuseV into practical power. The rest hangs Uke dust about the brain, or dries like raindrops of the stonui.-FROUDÍ.

The Medical World.

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We avail ourselves of the experience and information of the botainst, chemist and pharmacist in the choice and preparation of our

drugs. No one would claim that we should ONE DOLLAR per year. To England and the British Cole prescribe only that which we have collected and alas FIVB SHILLINGS per year. Postage free. These rates must be paid invariably in advance.

prepared ourselves. We also learn from the Notice is given on the wrapper when your subscription experiments of the therapeutist in his laboratory notice is given. This is necessary if you wish to continuo

the physiological action of the various drugs to receive THE WORLD, as it is sent only as long as paid for.

we use. We cannot always supply back numbers. Should & num.

We do not pretend to make individual Der fall to reach & subscriber, we will supply another, if noti

experiments to demonstrate these ourselves. led before the end of the month.

Pay no money to agents for this journal unless pub But when we approach the higher and vastly Hidher's receipt is given.

more difficult art of skillful combination we C. F. TAYLOR, M. D., LOUIS LEWIS, M.D., M. R. C. 8., (Eng.) LDITORS. are asked to go alone, using untried combinaJ. J. TAYLOR, M. D.,

tions, as our fancy may dictate, and discarding LDDRESS ALL COMUNICATIONS TO

altogether the proven experience of those who "THE MEDIOAL WORLD,"

have grown old and honored in extensive and 1930 Cheatont Street,

successful practice in spécial fields. Can anyPHILADELPHIA, PA.

thing be more impractical or absurd?

Men of true original genius are comparatively VOL. VII. APRIL, 1889.

rare, and yet we have very many men who have the excellent judgment and mental balance to be

good reliable practitioners. Now, originating The True Philosophy of Prescriptions,

successful combinations is as much the work We have heard much unnecessary criticism of of original genius, as much a work of the purely the use of well-tried prescriptions in the prac creative faculty of the mind as writing poetry tice of medicine. Some men affect to believe is. Besides, a combination, when once made, that the physician must make a separate new must be tried, improved, and retried in a vast prescription for each case treated; that other number of cases before it is perfected and its wise he is a mere copyist.

value incontestably demonstrated. Then, it is While we believe that single remedies, given often as valuable a scientific fact as is a new in as simple form as possible, will be found to drug itself. be best in a majority of cases, yet it is very

Those who have been so fortunate as to be often necessary to use combinations and mixt gifted with this faculty have rarely succeeded ures. To do this according to the principles during a long life in creating more than half of these gentlemen would be to make each pre a dozen prescriptions that have been successful scription a separate experiment, and would pre enough to become famous. And these men vent the practitioner from availing himself of have


of them lacked the more practical the experiences of any who have preceded qualities to make the prosperous practitioner. him in the study and practicce of medicine. And yet shall we say that no one should pracIt would also reduce the practice to such a de tice medicine but these men of original genius? gree of confusion and uncertainty as would Shall we not rather avail ourselves freely

and make the present system seem like order it- gratefully of the results of their brilliant genius self,

and patient work? If we were very ill we

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