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Misc.

Impacted cerumen in the ears may be removed by dropping a few drops of hydrogen-peroxid into the ear, and following this a few minutes later by a thorough syringing with a strong boracic acid solution.

Umbilical hernia can nearly always be cured by the application of a pad which can be kept in place with adhesive strips, changing the pad perhaps once a week. Trusses are difficult to keep in position.

Femoral hernia should be cured by a radical operation. A truss is only a makeshift and a great inconvenience.

From two to ten minims of camphorated phenol may be injected into a ganglion in the wrist and repeated, if necessary, after a few days. No preliminary aspiration is needed. This is usually a successful method.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.



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