Iodine in Malaria.
I am inclined to think the following is a little out of the usual line in the treatment of malarial conditions. I at one time had a case of malarial fever which would not yield to quinine. The peculiarity of the case was that the tongue and mucous membranes of the mouth were of a peculiar bluish or purplish tinge. This suggested to me the use of the tincture of iodine. I gave this remedy in five-drop doses on sugar three or four times a day. The result was very satisfactory and in many other cases with that peculiar indication I have had equally good results. If the tongue is coated with a pasty coat I have added a little of the iodide of potassium to the tincture.
Here is another suggestion I would like to make. In the treatment of nocturnal delirium from whatever cause I have obtained almost universally satisfactory results from the use of small doses of cannabis indica.
E. A. CONVERSE, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.