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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, scabs 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. I
Cooleyville, Mass. Dr. F. Ė. 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, Morphinæ Comp.) pensable to one who has become accustomed reading it. Almost every subscriber, too, will
R Morph, sulph..
Camphor, want it bound, hence should have at least one
Liquorice, MEDICAL WORLD BINDER for its safe preserva
Carbonate of calcium..... ãā 20 parts. tion, till ready for a better dress.
Mix. This contains one part of morphine in 61
For Pruritus (Anderson's Powder).
ß Pulv. amyli....
..oz. j Pulv. camphoræ.
.dr. iss We have had a number of cases of a terribly
OZ. SS 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,
B Sodii hyposulphitis..
..dr. iv constipation, dizziness followed by nausea in Glycerini.. one case ; boy continued spitting or expector
.ad A. oz. vj ating, has had headache, but insists he is not
M. S. -As a lotion.-Fox.
(Ibid.) sick; temperature scanty and high colored. Five physicians in attendance, but of little or
Pruritus of Pregnancy. no benefit, as disease marched steadily on to a R 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.
This is to be applied to the pruritic parts,
Spts, ammon, aromat............. dr. iss washed off every day or two and reapplied.
..9. 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 B Ferri persulphatis. .
. similar eruptions accompanying the latter
Glycerine, months of gestation.
ää oz, ss --Ibid.
in case of bleeding piles. B Acidi hydrocyanici dil....
..fl. dr. ij Sodii boratis...
... oz. viij
.gr. XX M. S. -Lotion for pruritus.
M. Ft. rectal suppos. no. vi. Sig.-Insert one or B Gummi camphora,
two a day, for tenesmus resulting from painsul piles, Chloralis..
..āā dr. j to ij Rub together until liquefied; then add slowly, with friction :
Formula for Chronic Cystitis.
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..
.. dr. ij Pulv. camphoræ,
tic disease in women, in the course of which Pulv. opii.
.äā dr. į
she said that the following formula had proved Unguenti...
very serviceable : M. S.-Ointment.
R Ol, cubebæ, When the piles protrude, bleed and are Ol. santali, painful, the above will be found a soothing and Ol. copaibæ,
ãā r 3 iij astringent application,
....f 3 iss
...āā f 3 iiss
M. Sig.–Two teaspoonfuls every 4 hours.
A Compound Antiseptic.
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 B Sulphuris loti.....
not superior, to a large amount of any single Confection sennæ.
5 M. Fi. confectio. Sig.-One to two drachms twice
25 a day, for a laxative.
500 B Fl. ext. ergotæ.
· 300 M. Sig.–Teaspoonful every four hours, for bleeding
Citric acid. B Pulv. opii....
This may be used either dry or dissolved in water in Ung. picis liquidæ.
the proportion of 16 parts to 1,000.-Druggist's Circ. M. Sig.--Apply once or twice daily. R Pul, teucrii scordii..
-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..
3j Tinct, camphoræ comp..
Ferri sulph. Sig.--Apply to painsul piles.
Acid sulph, dilut,
.q. s. ad. i Z iv. M. Fl. ext. ergotæ...
Sig.-A tablespoonful in tumbler of hot water halfTinct, nucis vom...
hour before breakfast.
.oz, ij ..dr.;
.dr. ij .Oz. )
.dr. j .dr.)
-As a readily prepared antidote for acute Acute cases are medicated with ver. vir. and arsenical poisoning, Prof. Holland gives the glycerole of resorcin. Thus: following:
R Ver. vir., Al. ex..
.3 ij R Liquor terri tersulphat.,
-3 vj Aquæ destillat āā....f3 ij M.
M. Sig.–Apply with camel-hair brush several times & Magnesiæ..
daily. If this does not allay the intense itching suffiAquæ destillat..
..fŽ viij. M. ciently, a five per cent solution of chloral hyd. (24 Sig.–Mix the two 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.
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 Eczema is the result of impaired nutrition food. I say to my patients, eat plenty of nuand 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
dren. INTERNAL MEDICATION.
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 in acute or chronic cases. I usually associate
the etiology and pathology of eczema we canthem 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....
3i-i Acet. pot, sol. (4 drs. to oz).. 31-1) “Acton on the Reproductive Organs.” Seventh ediBelladonna, specific....
tion. P. Blakiston, Son & Co. Price, $2. This is a Syr. sarsap. co.
neatly made book of 263 pages. It seems to have been Syr, still. comp.
} āā, q. ........... 3 vj 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 bours 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, gsving cated. As a laxative in acute or chronic cases,
morality due and prominent consideration. The fact where one is requireủ, Searby's cascara sagrada whether physician or layman. Morality is more im
is that moral guidance is the highest duty of every one, is 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. Bal. the skin, arsenicum will facilitate a cure
liére, Tindall and Cox, King William Street, Strand, 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 For the chronic form glycerole of resorcin lesions of the epidermis and its involutions, neuroses
the general tissues of the derma. Diseases initiated by (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 de. soap.
partment devoted to that special subject closes the vol.
ume, in which 107 special prescriptions are given with We are perfectly satisfied with the use of Tongaline specific directions.
in inflammatory rheumatism. Write to Mellin Drug We consider this a very useful volume to the general Co., St. Louis. family physician, as he is very often requested to treat these diseases in children. The style is clear, concise
Send to the Star Rubber Co., La Fayette, Ind., for and in the highest degree practical.
the Recurrent Vaginal Syringe Point. “A Practical Treatise on Nervous Exhaustion (Neu- SUBSTITUTION BY DRUGGISTS OF MEDICINES PRErasthenia), Its Symptoms, Nature, Sequences, Treat- SCRIBED.-If there is practice among any reputable ment.” By George M. Beard, A.M., M.D. Edited by pharmacists or druggists that should be denounced, it A. D. Rockhill, A.M., M.D. Cloth, 254 pages. Price, is that of substituting the manufacturer of some other $2.75. E. B. Treat, 771 Broadway, N. Y.
druggist for that which is prescribed. It is none of the This work contains the rich experience of a great business of pharmacist or apothecary to dictate to the specialist. The best paying class of patients we have doctor what he should prescribe. If the honest apotheare those who in the frantic struggle for commercial and cary has not the preparation the doctor has prescribed, professional supremacy have over-trawn their supply and cannot supply it, it is simply and plainly his duty of nervous force. It is important to know how to treat to say so, and not undertake to furnish a substitute withthem successfully. This you will find right in this book. out a free consultation with and the full consent of the
doctor. “Science in Medicine.” A Thesis: By Horace N. Mateer, M.D., Ph.D., Wooster, O.
What would the apothecary think of his stationery We welcome to our table the Journal of the Respi
dealer if he were to send him a box of “Falcon pens ratory Organs, edited by J. Mount Bleyer, M.D., the
when he had ordered a box of “Spencerian pens?” Is well known specialist, monthly at $1.00 per year. Napo
it honest in the stationer to undertake to palm off the
brand not ordered? And if the stationer were to estableon Thompson, publisher, 51 & 53 Maiden Lane, New York.
lish it as the principle of his house to thus “ work off”
his stock on the pharmacist, would not that pharmacist We acknowledge the receipt of Dr. Benson's chart, soon say that he would discontinue dealing with that “The Tongue in Diagnosis,” new edition, with im- stationer, and furthermore, expose him to his friends? portant additions.
Besides the map of the tongue, an If this principle is regarded is dishonorable in so accurate description is given of the appearance in dis
trivial a matter as the selection of a pen, it should cerease, together with therapeutic indications.
tainly be held as more disreputable for the pharmacist Address Dr. C. Coleman Benson, 110 W. Mul- to substitute a medicine not ordered for the one that is berry St., Baltimore, Md.
The apothecary concedes the whole thing when he OPPORTUNITIES.
says he supplies only Squibb's chloroform when this Please see adv. page viij in January issue, and write
preparation is ordered. if he is honest in filling the for samples. Messrs. Mulford & Co. are making an
prescription of the doctor strictly when that article is excellent line of preparations, and you would do well
prescribed, why should not he be equally as honest to get acquainted with them.
when the preparations of Wm. R. Warner & Co., Rio
Chemical Co., Battle, Lambert, Merrell, Peacock, McUse Lambert's Listerine and Lithiated Hydrangea. Kesson & Robbins, Schieffelin, etc., are prescribed ?
Is it not dishonorable in principle to do otherwise ?Scott & Bowne's Buckthorn Cordial is as valuable for Medical Brief constipation as their emulsion of oil and hypophosphites is for wasting diseases. A sample by writing to them Why bother with “mussy” poultices, when the eleat 132 & 134 S. 5th Ave., N. Y.
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convenient application of any degree of heat or cold Have you ever tried McArthur's Hypophosphites for
can be made by means of these bottles. nursing mothers and teething children. Send to McArthur Hypophosphite Co., Boston, Mass., for a sample,
Now is the time to use the best preparation for
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For a pocket battery of superior excellence, see new Send to Chas. Besler, N. Y., for valuable oxygen adv. of Henry Schwindt. apparatus.
Pheno-Fer is announced as a new and valuable addi The Buggy Case sold by Willis H. Davis at $10.00, tion to the list of the Dé Clat antiseptic preparations. is by far the cheapest, and best in quality ever sold for See adv. and offer of samples. this price. You will do well to read his advertisement in this number of WORLD, and write for his descriptive
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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.,
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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