Glycerin in Putrid Sore Throat.
By J. DABNEY PALMER, M. D.
I have found this an invaluable remedy in putrid sore throat, as well as in many other affections. Not long since a case occurred in which its healing properties were fully tested. The patient, a little girl, seven years of age, had been suffering several days before I saw her, and the various remedies employed had made no impression on the disease. At it was with great difficulty and pain she swallowed, and her pulse being very weak and quick, it was important that the remedy adopted should possess healing, nourishing and antiseptic properties; and glycerin, possessing these properties, was administered in teaspoonful doses every six hours. The first dose caused some smarting, the second less, and before giving the third there was obvious improvement. The case was dismissed in three days.
The American Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. XLIII, 1871, was edited by William Procter, Jr. (Issues 1-4) and John M. Maisch (Issues 5-12).