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Kerosene oil, q. s., for head lice.
Lice, Scabies, etc.
.3 ij Mix the storax with the spirit, then add the oil. For body lice.
R Ung. sulphuris iodidi...
3j M.–For pediculi pubis. Ether spray is said to be effectual for pediculi pubis,
B 01, rosmarini, For head lice.
gr. iij m xx
ß Pulv. pyrethri...
R Ung. staphisagriæ....
Vaselini.... .ãā. .equal parts.
R Ung. calomelanos..
.3 ij Adipis.
zi For body lice. & Potassii suphocyanidi.
3 ss Aq. ad...
3 viij As a lotion, with caution. & Acidi sulphurici.
R Ung. potass, sulphuratee.
Tar or sulphur baths,
.3 Inf. calumbæ ad
3 iij One teaspoonful thrice daily for children.
Pulv. glycyrrhiza co. (Prussian), half a drachm night and morning
Tinct, moschi, 3j, in water, twice daily. For the itching of acute lichen, B Tartaric acid....
20 parts. As an ointment in chronic lichen.
.15 parts. Saponis viridis.
.50 parts, Pulv, cretæ alb..
. 10 parts. Akung
100 parts. Mix.
Bals. Peru. For head lice,
Alkaline baths, one ounce of carbonate of soda or potash to the gallon.
Ung. calomelanos, q. s.
Liq. arsenicalis, me v, three times a day, or me ij of Donovan's Solution, in lichen rubra.
R Quiniæ sulphat..
3 iss Tinct. cinchon. co..
3 iij Tinct. card. co..
.3 ss Aq. dest. ad..
viij Two tablespoonfuls, three times a day, in water.
Ung. calomelanos, ung. picis, ung. hydrarg, nitrat., ääā, equal parts, in obstinate lichen of the hands.
R Argenti nitrat,
.gr. V Ætheris nitrosi
3j As a paint. Sulphurous baths. Cod-liver oil, quinine, etc., in scrofulous lichen.
.3j me x on sugar, thrice daily, in torpid liver. Ice-bag, over liver, or leeches, in acute congestion. Calomelanos, gr. iv, in chronic congestion, Sp. terebinthinæ æth., me xij, ter die, in cirrhosis. R Ammonii chloridi
3 ij Acid, nit.-muriat, dil,
-311 Aq. dest. ad...
31 Misce. me xx ter die ex aqua. The same mixture to be painted over liver in cirrhosis. R Pil. cambogiæ co. (P. B.).
3 ss thrice daily, in catarrhal jaundice.
Acidi benzoici, gr. iv, glycerini q. S. as a pill, thrice daily, in congestive jaundice. R Ammon, benzoatis.
Ung. hydrarg. iodidi rubr. q. s. to be rubbed over hepatic region, in malarial congestion, and quinine internally.
Tinct. ferri perchloridi, glycerini, āā, equal parts, as a
Liver Diseases. Acidi nitro-muriatici dil., Ziss to each gallon of warm water, as a foot-bath. In chronic hepatitis, catarrhal jaundice, etc.
Manganesii sulphat., gr. x to gr. xx, with magnes, sul. phat., in soda-water, in hepatic dropsy, jaundice, enlarged liver.
.gr. iij .gr. xij .gr. xij .gr. xij gr. xij
Calomelanos, gr. 4, ter die, in chronic hepatia inflammation. B Acidi nitrici dil.... Inf. calumbæ...
.Z viij One-sixth part, three times a day, in hepatic congestion and jaundice,
Sodæ phosphat., gr. x to 3), in water, before meals, or Vichy water, 9. s., in biliary calculi, deficiency of bile, chronic congestion. Carlsbad water, q. S. B Ammonii chloridi pur,
- 3 ss Aq. menth. pip
. 3 iij A dessertspoonful, three times a day, in hepatic congestion and want of bile. · B Ext. eunomyni.
Syr, aurantii.. One teaspoonful, in the early morning, in torpidity of liver.
R Pulv. digitalis
Purified ox-gall, gr. x, after food, in obstructive jaundice.
.fl. 3 iij
Pil, hydrarg., gr. j, every night for two weeks, in functional hepatic derangements.
Vin, ipecacuanhæ, me iij, ter die, in functional disturbance. R Ext. nucis vomicæ ..
Ext, colocynthidis co. Divide into 24 pills, one thrice daily, in chronic hepatic congestion.
Ol. olivæ, 3 j, ter die, in torpid liver.
COMPOSITION ON PHYSIOLOGY. -A snall boy is quoted, in the Medical Review, as saying that the human body is made up of the head, the thorax and the abdomen. The head contains the brains, when there is any. The thorax contains the heart and lungs.
The abdomen contains the bowels, of which there are five : A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes W and I'.
.gr. viij gr. xlviij
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The Current Medical Thought.
Internally, arsenic, iodide of potassium, Cold baths are advocated in France by many
aconite, cimicifuga, and turpentine offer the authorities in the treatment of small-pox. They
best means of relief in the ireatment of sciatica. lower the temperature and respiration, and re
Externally, massage, acupuncture, chloride of duce delirium and nervous phenomena, while methyl spray, extension, actual cautery, blisthey modify the severity of the eruption. This ters, and the application of precipitated sulphur treatment may have its uses in exceptional
to the whole limb, sprinkled over flannel and cases; but, in the suppurative stages, warm
covered with oiled silk. Injections of morphia, baths would rather suggest themselves as a more
atropia, and sulphuric ether afford but tempoappropriate measure, especially during dessica- rary relief, and sometimes even aggravate the tion, or when septicemia threatens.
Herpes Preputiatis. The following is a recent French treatment
This variety of herpes affects either the outer of diphtheria : gr. vii of benzoate of soda in
or inner surface of the prepuce, commencing as water every hour, and gr. one-sixth of sulphide small, red patches, distinct from each other, of calcium in a pill. A ten-per-cent. solution
and covered with transparent vesicles. Itching of benzoate of soda as a throat-spray, every half
and smarting attend the eruption. Herpes of hour, day and night. No interference with
the inner surfaces is more irritating and chronic membrane. Tonics and antipyretics as occasion
than in the outer situation. It may be mistaken requires; and beef extracts, milk, and rare meat
for primary syphilis; but the latter commences as nourishment.
from an ulcer, while the former begins from a
cluster of vesicles. The treatment of external Hyperidrosis.
herpes preputiatis is simple, care being especi
ally taken to avoid irritation by the friction of Half an ounce of tincture of belladonna in three ounces of eau-de-Cologne will go far to
clothing. Oleate of zinc powder is a good ap
plication. The internal form is well treated by arrest sweating of the hands, if a teaspoonful be dusting with calomel, or by calomel ointment, rubbed into the palms two or three times a day.
oleate of mercury with morphia, or carbonate
of zinc ointment. Plummer's pill or the alkaUterine Cough.
line sulphurets should be administered interThe uterus may be considered the physiolog- nally. ical, if not the anatomical, centre of women;
Treatment of the Uric Acid Diathesis. and her very existence is largely dependent on the health or ill-health of this vital organ.
Dr. J. B. Johnson, in Practice, recommends Cough may even find its origin in this distant
for lithuria and the uric acid diathesis, attendorgan, by reflex action, when not directly due
ed with symptoms of gout and rheumatism, the to trouble in the respiratory apparatus. It is following: a not infrequent accompaniment of pregnancy,
R Liquor. ammonii acetatiss, lasting often from the commencement to the
Acidi salicylici. seventh month; a dry, impulsive, frequent
Эij cough, not dissimilar to whooping-cough in its Glycerini..
.f 3 ij. character, and especially noticeable on passing
..f 3 vi from a cold to a warm atmosphere. A similar Aquam, ad.
.f 3 viij cough often attends menstruation, the meno
M. S. A tablespoonful every three or four hours. pause, metritis, displacements, and , tumors. Uterine is not to be confounded with hysterical
Virulence of Syphilis. cough ; its access is more regular, and it alter- Syphilis to-day is a very much milder disease nates with other neurotic manifestations. The than it was formerly, partly on account of the essential cause of uterine cough is in the con- wearing out of the poison and its attenuation dition of the womb, and it has to be carefully from repeated transmissions (as is the case with diagnosed from tuberculosis, which it may at vaccine lymph and eruptive fevers), and partly first seem to simulate. Treatment consists in from specific treatment during a long series of rectifying existing abnormal conditions of the
Untreated syphilis still shows an exuterus, and in calmative measures, when due to cesssive and expected degree of virulence; but, natural causes, as pregnancy. Bromides are here by giving it battle in one generation, we shear indicated, especially bromide of ammonium, and it of much of its terror in the next. May it perhaps belladonna.
not become eventually “stamped out?"
A RARE FORM of liver disease-malignant Observations on the Nature of Small-pox, jaundice—sometimes attacks pregnant women, Tow.pox is"a modified form of small-pox, and is rapidly fatal. It is characterized by a
and, through the medium of vaccination, acts typhoid condition with absence of fever; snd
as a preventive of the severer form of the disden disappearance of urea and uric acid
ease; the germ which produced it-the germ from the urine, with the substitution
of small-pox-having changed in its nature by of tyrosin and leucin; and repeated hem
passing through the cow. The vaccinated suborrhages from the nose, stomach or intes
ject is then insusceptible to the severer form of tines, and the the appearance
of numerous malady for a long time, until, in fact, the tisecchymoses under the skin. Abortion or mis
sues have become changed, and new matter has carriage usually result. Syphilis, intemper- taken their place. This in susceptibility to take ance and grief are supposed predisposing
the disease a second time is characteristic of causes. Jaundice is one of the least prominent most zymotic diseases; for sufferers from constisymptoms.
tutional or functional diseases are especially lia
ble to their recurrence, as, for example, obtained Sycosis.
in the case of gout or bronchitis. On the
other hand, copaiba, taken medicinally, freSycosis proper is to be distinguished from
quently produces a rash which may hardly be mentagra or tinea sycosis, and from favus. distinguished from the eruption of a typical True sycosis is not contagious and not parasitic,
case of measles. Yet this rash in no way renwhereas the other mentioned diseases are both.
ders the individual exempt from that disease; Tinea sycosis is caused by a parasitic fungus, but it shows the power of a vegetable product to microsporon mentagraphyt, favus, by the
set up an almost identical condition. achorion schonleinii. Sycosis affects the scalp, upper lip and chin, and is due to disordered circulation, local irritation, debility or scrofula.
Hydatids. The treatment includes poultices, lead lotions, Dogs and wolves are infested with the "tania epilation followed by corrosive sublimate lo- ecchinococcus," the embryo of tape-worm, tions, (two grains to the ounce), oleate of which they develope through eating the flesh mercury, ointments of zinc, white precipelate, of sheep, which are always prone to their presor "deachylon," and the local application of ence. The ova discharged by the dog in the cod-liver oil. Sulphide of calcium and arsenic usual way, are introduced into the human body are recommended internally. The following through the medium of food or water, and set ointment is highly recommended:
up hydatid tumor of the human liver. The B Sulphurus sublim...
human hydatid thus produced is without sex. Ol, cadmi...
.ãā 3 ss. Saponis mollis..
Guaiacol for Phthisis.
Guaiacol comes well recommended as M. S.-To be applied after removal of crusts, etc. remedial agent in the treatment of pulmonary
phthsis. It is advised as a substitute for crea
sote, which has lately been in much favor. For Flatulent Dyspepsia.—Dr. Huchard prescribes : Guaiacol is much more efficacious in alleviatB. Bismuth salicylate,
ing the cough and sputa, and improving the Calcined magnesia
general condition. It is also quite pleasant to Powdered willow charcoal,
take, and an admirable adjunct to a dose of codOil of anise,
liver oil. Creasote consists mainly of guaiacou M. Sig. Take a small teaspoonsul of the powder an and creasot; and the former is the more active hour and a half after eating.
agent of the two.
TENDER Feet are relieved by bathing them
Diminution of urea in the urine is an almost in a gallon of hot water, holding in solution a
constant symptom of the presence of cancer in good handful of common salt. When the
some part of the body, though the same obtains water cools, rub the feet and legs in an upward tion, especially where the liver is diseased.
more or less in all conditions involving inanidirection, with a rough towel. This is a domestic remedy, but a useful one after long standing or walking. Broken chilblains are Verneuil considers that boils, carbuncles and well treated by the old fashioned Turner's acne are all due to the ravages of the same cerate.
parasite--the “staphylococcus aureus."
dentition may be the trouble. Then inquire Emaciation, debility, hypochondriasis,
into the state of the digestive apparatus, and Alushing, malaise, shifting pains, night sweats,
search for worms or their ova in the dejecfever simulating ague, formication, prurego,
tions. Round worms nearly always induce headache, drowsiness, dimness of vision, dysp
convulsions in children; thread worms less ncea, palpitation, globus hystericus, dyspepsia, frequently. Examine also the ears and nose. flatulence, hiccough, pain in the stomach, sink
If the temperature be high, beware of pneuing at the pit of the stomach, loss or excess of monia, broncho-pneumonia, and eruptive appetite, bad taste in the mouth, furred tongue,
fevers. Convulsions are nearly always grave, rolling of the stomach, constipation, alternated especially the first attacks. Hot baths with with diarrhea, dysuria, diabetes insipidus, mustard, or, better still, the hot wet blanketuterine derangements, insomnia, dry cough, pack, cold to the head, an ice bag or ether epilepsy, pruritus ani, itching of the nose, spray to the cervical spine, emetics or purgadeafness, typhoid symptoms; all these, or any
tive enemata, bromides in appreciable doses, a of them, if not otherwise satisfactorily diag
whiff of chloroform, chloral hydrate (about nosed, may be advisedly examined into as pos- five grains internally, or per rectum); the sixth sible symptoms of tape worm.
part of a grain of morphia, subcutaneously in older and urgent cases, constitute the most
effectual remedies. Belladonna and Some Symptoms of Diabetes.
ing are serviceable when the attack is plainly A chloroform-like odor of the breath, a due to dentition; calomel, gray powder, chamcider-like smell of the urine, a longing for omile, ignatia, when teething is associated with meat, a white stain on the under-linen, a intestinal irritation and diarrhea. The possiscarlet color in the mouth, and a tendency to ble existence of Bright's disease and albumiboils, carbuncles, cataract and pruritus, each
nuria should never be overlooked, whether the and all should direct attention to the possible child has had scarlatina or not; bitartrate of existence of diabetes, when not distinctly re- potash here suggests itself, to help withdrawal ferable to other causes. The presence of sugar of poisonous elements from the blood, together alone does not indicate diabetes any more than with water from the system. Rickets, eardo inordinate thirst or loss of flesh.
disease, and some diseases of the brain are L. LEWIS, M.D.
among the various causes of convulsions. Epi
lepsy closely simulates infantile convulsions, Diet of Dyspepsia.
especially those due to Bright's disease and Dujardin Beaumetz teaches that a meat diet,
brain affections, and needs similar general with milk, beef-tea, wine, and brandy, is suita- treatment during the paroxysm, the bromides ble for dyspepsia caused by lack of gastric being especially favored. Hysterical convuljuice; while a vegetable regimen, with milk, sions are more readily distinguished. Conbut no wine, is adapted to dyspepsia due to
vulsions have been noticed in children as a over-secretion. Milk, lime-water, and medi
result of the administration of “soothing cinal doses of bicarbonate of soda are advised syrups” and “powders” containing opium. in gastric ulcer.
Louis LEWIS, M. D.
Test of Death.
The sum total of disease, as understood toIn case of uncertain death, it is proposed to day, means perverted function with correlated divide the radial artery. If life is not extinct, changes of nutrition, caused by diminished the blood will run; if otherwise, the individual vitalism. Thus, treatment is in the main supis dead.
porting and sustaining, as contra-distinguished
from the hypotheses and false convictions of a Infantile Convulsions.
passing age. " Feed a cold and starve a fever" When called to a child in convulsions, it is was once a medical adage; now it is “feed best first to eliminate those forms of attack
them both." which may be due to the commencement or decline of febrile diseases. This may be done
Dusting Powder. by ascertaining some history of the case, and “Soapstone," or French chalk, mixed with by the absence of fever signs at the time of ex- equal parts of oxide of zinc, constitutes an amination. Next, the patient should be stripped, admirable application as a dusting powder for to make sure that no pins, tight clothing or bed sores, intertrigo of infants, and similar other external mechanical irritants are present. conditions of the skin. It adheres nicely, The mouth should be carefully explored, for without forming a sticky paste.