Balsam of Peru on Fissured Nipples.
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In the treatment of cracked and fissured nipples I have learned to depend upon the balsam of peru. I apply it freely, but wash it off with warm water, before the child nurses, and re-apply afterwards.
If this remedy is used for a few weeks before the birth of the child there will be no difficulty whatever with the nipples afterwards; at least this is my experience.
B. B. MORROW, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.