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“ Electrical Medication.” By A. W. Tipton, M.D., To
Quiz Column peka, Kan. Illustrated, 264 pages, cloth, $3.00; leather, $4.00.
Questions are solicited for this Column. Communications
not accompanied by the proper name and address of the This is a revision of Dr. Clark's System of
writer (not necessarily for publication), will not be noticed. Electrical Medication. The treatments are all
Erysipelas. given with Jerome Kidder's apparatus. The theories are his own peculiar personal theories,
Dr. Day, of Baton Rouge, La., thinks our and are only offered as he says for what they report of Dr. Waugh's treatment of this disease are worth. We consider them quite vague and by pilocarpus too vague. imaginary. Electrical diagnosis is well given.
To be more explicit we will specify doses of However, on page 71, we find the exceedingly fifteen minims of the fluid extract of pilocarunnecessary caution given not to examine a
pus, every three hours, or often enough to pro
duce moderate diaphoresis. patient, suspected to be afflicted with a contagious disease, with the negative pole, but to use the positive in such cases. His idea being that
Syphilis. the physician, in receiving the current from Dr. B. F. T., of Dover, N. J., wants a forthe patient, might also contract the disease. It mula for a patient with dormant syphilis occais difficult to conceive of a theory so wild. As sionally manifesting itself: if the micro-organisms of contagious diseases R Hydrargyri biniodidi would take up the line of march and emigrate Potasii iodidi.....
.gr. xxxviij with the electrical current, but never against it.
Misce, filt. et adde,
.fzi But the beauty about Tipton's work is that
.fziv specific electrical formulæ are given for the
M. S.-1}ss twice daily. treatment of each case. He does not say “ap- If this is objected to try the following: ply electricity," or " Faradize the part," but
R Potassii iodidi ....
.3ij “place the positive electrode at this point, and
3ss the negative at that point, and continue with Tincturæ cinchonæ comp.
.f Ziv a certain current so many minutes, etc.” This Glycerini... is just what a practicing physician wants when Syr. aurantii cort.
.fZiss treating with such a subtle agent as electricity.
M. S.-One teaspoonful in plenty of water after each
meal. Dr. Tipton, we understand, has good success in his private practice, and, after all, that is a
Pruritis Ani. better recommendation than all the theories in Editor MEDICAL WORLD: the world can give. Still, we are impressed with the belief that some of the treatments are
Will some one, who is sufficiently experienced
to know what he says, give us some pointers on quite hypothetical. Our columns are open to Dr. Tipton to give the details of any case of pruritis ani? Is it always secondary and the cholera successfully treated with electricity; it, and think there must be some peripheral
result of rectal trouble? Am inclined to doubt us to " so continue until improvement or death fifty dollars to be cured.
neurosis. Have a case now that would pay me
fifty dollars to be cured. Can find no tumors. shall ensue,” and that is the best that the most scientific medication can promise at present.
or ulceration; has had it for thirty years; finds An alphabetical index would greatly improve scientific and decided on the cause of this
temporary relief only. Let us have something the work. The Latin of the accompanying
course of annoyance. medical formula is simply miserable.
What is the formula for Dr. Richmond's * Medical Electricity, A Manual for Students.” By
Samaratin Nervine? Its taste very decidedly William White, M.D., 203 pages, cloth, price, $2.00. suggests bromide of potash. Fowler & Wells Co., 753 Broadway, New York.
Santa Cruz, Cal. DR. W. P. AGNEw. This is another work using Dr. Jerome Kidder's apparatus for illustration, nearly exactly G. F. Dougherty, M.D., of Neoga, ill., the size of Dr. Ranney, but devoted to specific asks for the treatment of delayed dentition. directions. The theoretical part is decidedly | As this is a subject of much importance to all, aerial in its flight of fancy, and the treatments involving many complications, we leave the are on the same general plan as Dr. Tipton's. subject open for discussion. In the nervous
irritability, caused by the pressure of the im“Oxygen Water" is pure water impregnated prisoned tooth upon the inflamed gum, we with oxygen, as soda water is with carbonic know of nothing better than a saturated solu
A New York company will soon tion of bromide of potassium, or an eight per place it on the market.
cent. solution of cocaine, or the tincture of
belladonna, applied to the gum until the sensi- 4. If a man calls a physician to attend a visibility is reduced. It can be applied with tor, or a servant, is he not responsible for the sponge or brush, care being taken not to let the bill?
JOHN J. SHAIR. child swallow a poisonous quantity of the Plymouth, Mass. solution. Or the agent may be incorporated in a strong lanolin ointment, the gum wiped is single and living with him.
[1. The father is responsible, if the daughter dry, and the ointment applied carefully, and in a short time wiped off. When the sensibility
2. If she lives as a member of his family, he
is still responsible. is thus reduced many of the symptoms will decline.
3. It does not. This is only a first suggestion. The many
4. If he give no notice to the contrary to
the physician, at the time of attendance, he is complications we leave for others.
responsible.—ED.] Editor MEDICAL WORLD :
Hives. Will you be so kind as to tell me whether or not there is in the drug market such a prepar
J. H. Albert, M D., of Coal Creek, Tenn., ation as bromide of camphor? You doubtless
asks for information regarding bold hives, or have seen it mentioned as one of the ingredients
urticaria. It is an eruption upon the skin, of an improved caustic paste, given in some of characterized by the development of white or the recent medical journals. If such a chemi- pink wheals, with stinging sensation. cal exists, will you be so kind as to let me
We suggest the following treatment :
.gr XXXV Belle Plaine, Iowa. J. McMORRIS, M.D.
M. Et ft. pil. no xij. [Bromide of camphor is generally known as Sig. One pill two to four times a day. monobromate of camphor, or monobromated R Acidi carbolici....
3 jss camphor. Under that title you are no doubt Glycerini.
Alcoholis. already familiar with it.--ED.]
who are “masters of the situation,” tell us R Acidi tannici.
one part. how to treat displaced uterus, anteversion, Acidi Carbolici.
retroversion and prolapsus, successfully? Glycerine....
It is true, that the man who can treat his Could you or the doctor inform me how much of the mixture he uses at one injection,
lady patients successfully, will build up a large
and lucrative practice speedily. and if one injection is sufficient to complete a
WM. MCLAUGHLIN, M. D. cure in each pile tumor?
Harmony, Me. Pound, Wis. L. G. WALKER, M. D.
Bright's Disease. Responsibility of Person Calling a Physician.
Editor MEDICAL WORLD : Editor MEDICAL WORLD:
Will the medical brothers make a thorough I have now taken your valuable monthly for
test of fluid extract of jaborandi with milk several years and find it so valuable as to
diet in Bright's disease and report? almost lead one to feel as the ancients felt
I have had surprising results in three cases toward their oracle. I would be greatly obliged
with that treatment. E. A. TOBY, M. D. if you would answer the following questions in
St. Thomas, D. T. your next issue. I think they will be of interest to others, as well as myself.
[Doctor, please give your method of using?
-ED.] 1. If a man calls a physician to his daughter, who is twenty years of age, is the father responsible for the bill?
Editor MEDICAL WORLD: 2. If the girl is over twenty-one, does his I return you and the many correspondents of responsibility cease?
your spicy journal my sincere thanks for the 3. If she becomes twenty-one during her ill- valuable information which I have received ness, does his responsibility cease at that point ? during the year; hoping that you will display
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the same masterly mind in the guidance of
Chronic Bronchitis. The WORLD as you have for the last year, and Editor Medical WORLD: allow nothing to be published except what is really useful to the profession and public.
In January number Dr. Wm. A. Janey wants I have a patient, strong and healthy, whose
a prescription for chronic bronchitis. Try the head moves towards his left shoulder involuntari following and report: ly and almost imperceptibly. I have used the
R• Fluid ext. wild cherry..
yerba sanla. bromides, the sedatives and tonics for four
grindelia robusta.. months, and yet he is not better. I would be
Jamaica dogwood. 3 1j obliged if you or any of the brothers could ad
3 ss vise better Thos. COVANY, M.D. Maltine...
3 x Shenandoah, Pa.
S.-Tablespoonful three to six times a day.
Cartecay, Ga. G. F. SMITH, M.D.
For Granulated Eyelids.
.3 iij For strong or vigorous subjects, in acute at- Acidi tannici.
gr x tack:
M. S. Apply once daily. & Acidi salicylic.....
Dr. W. F. MITTENDORF.
For Granulations of the External Auditory M. S.-One dose, well diluted; to be repeated every
Canal. three hours until eight or twelve doses have been taken.
R Iod ormi..
.3 iij ALKALINE TREATMENT: If the salicylic treat
.3j M. S. Apply twice daily.
IBID. ment proves ineffectual ; R Potassi bicarb...
“ GIBSON'S SPECIAL."
(Bellevue Hospital.) & Tinct. opii..
.f3 iss Ext, belladonnæ fl.
me xvj When the acute symptoms have passed, or in
.f3 ss those cases following scarlatina, or in feeble or
..à f3 iv anemic patients, use the following:
M. S. One teaspoonful p. r. n.
Ext, colocynth. comp.
Hydrarg. chlor, mitis.. S.-One dose every four hours.
M. et div. in pillulas No. xxx. This will reduce the tendency to cardiac
S. One pill i. 1. d. affection.
Wolcott's Pain Paint. B Salol (W. H. S. & Co.'s pill)..
(RE-PUBLISHED BY REQUEST.) S.-Every three hours until relieved.
A correspondent sends the following as closeThe most convenient, pleasant and reliable ly resembling and answering the same purpose : treatment yet devised.
Take of pulverized dried mint leaves, and oil of peppermint, equal parts. Moisten the pow.
der with the oil, enclose in lead wrapper to B Potassii iodidi....
prevent evaporation; leave enclosed a few Extract imanacæ Ad..
days, then dissolve in four ounces of alcohol. Syr, sarsap. comp.........9. s. ad.íž
Add twelve ounces of water, shake and filter. M. S.-Four times daily in the declining stages of an acure attack, and in all chronic casos. After using for some time, change to the iodide of ammonium, to pre
Green's Dropsy Pills are said to be composed vent too long a course of potash.
of extract of sour wood (oxydendron arboreum).
.gr. x me x
...1 fl. dr.
This is a new edition of a most uselul little volume. Is said to be made as follows:
The treatment has been brought sharply up to date.
For quick reference and presentation of facts in few Take of
words we find it very valuable indeed. Prescriptions in Oil of cedar...
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it, although only two or three to each sub, ect, are reOil of hemlock.
.2 fl. drs.
markably well chosen. The young or very busy physiOil of sassafras.
2 fl. drs.
cian could well afford to 'make this volume his pocket Oil of thyme..
companion Ca nphor, powdered.
..I troy oz.
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notice at this late day. The best words we can say for positories for certain female disorders. Accord
it is to give an outline of its contents.
Part 1. Modes in which Medicines are introduced ing to the “New Idea" they contain the
into the organism. Part II. The Action and Uses of following:
Remedial Agents. First. Systemic. 1. Tonics. 2. Zinc sulphate.
.grains 60 Alteratives. 3. Antiseptics. 4 Those used to modify the Alum....
functions of organs. (Nervous, Gastro-Intestinal, Genito. Oil almond. exp.
Urinary). Second. Topical Remedies, as Rubefacients, Extract hyoscyamus.
Epispastics, Escharotics, etc. A complete and Clinical White wax.
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Joseph W. McEwen, M. D. 101 pages, cloth. Phil.
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A beautiful little work, in which the author has given Savin, cinchona, each.. grains 150 his views of the origin of life. The Doctor's theories Agaric, cinnamon, each.
are quite ingenious,
“600 Medical Don’ts; or, The Physician's Utility En-
Cloch, 144 To this add :
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This little work consists in six hundred paragraphs, or Sugar.
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covers about every subject connected with personal Oil anise...
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The numerous skin eruptions so prevalent at See in this issue the different treatments of this season of the year, will be found to be an several successful physicians for diphtheria. expression of nearly the same condition, and Since the germ theory has been established, hence the popularity of “ blood purifiers” at the treatment of this and other infectious dis- this season of the year. Fases is rapidly advancing. Diphtheria, scar- Others, of whom the city workers may be latina and measles have not received their taken as a representative class, who, during the proper share of attention at the hands of our winter, have been deprived of their occasional Contributors within the past year. We should fresh air excursions, have lived on poorer food, De pleased to have all who have developed suc- and with less warmth, with the constant mental essful modes of treatment in these diseases anxiety of an uncertain struggle for comfortable