AGARICUS ALBUS has been successfully used by Dr. A. Peter (Med. News) for relieving the sweating of consumptives. Ten grains given at bed time had a cathartic effect; but given in five grain doses no such effect was observed, and in about a week all sweating ceased. When a return of the night sweats is threatened relief is again afforded by the remedy, which has no effect upon the cough.
AGARIC ACID in doses of 1/12 to 1/8 grain has been similarly employed.
QUININE RASH.—Dr. M. A. Veeder, of Lyons, N. Y., observed a case of quinine rash in which the condition of the skin closely resembled that existing in scarlatina. The patient had been taking quinine in small doses for some slight disorder, supposed to be malarial; but, becoming alarmed, medical advice was so sought, and the taking of quinine was forbidden. The rash disappeared promptly, but returned again when, as an experiment, quinine was administered in small doses.—N. Y. Med. Record.
CHARCOAL and CAMPHOR—A mixture of equal parts of camphor and animal charcoal is recommended by Barbocci for preventing the offensive odor and removing the pain of old excavated ulcers. The camphor is stated, to act as a disinfectant, and the charcoal absorbs the offensive odors.—British Med. Jour.
The American Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. 59, 1887, was edited by John M. Maisch.