In the treatment of acute inflammatory conditions, we must seek to re-establish physiological equilibrium of the circulation and of secretion and excretion. In this connection, be it remembered that no patient ever does well so long as the feet are cold.
HORACE R. POWELL, M. D.
COMMENT: The doctor neglects to give us his treatment for cold feet. His suggestion is an important one. An article of some length could be written on this topic. Many physicians neglect this condition through a protracted period of acute disease, which would be materially shortened if the circulation was made uniform. In chronic cases of cold feet we find sometimes a most baffling condition, one which must needs be overcome and yet is difficult to correct. Suggestions as to a cure will be gladly published.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.