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Miscellaneous.

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[image:13700 align=left hspace=1]Where there is an offensive odor to the perspiration, a condition which is sometimes obnoxious and difficult to cure, it will be found usually that the skin is not elastic and is lifeless as it were. This condition is promptly met by the use of small doses of jaborandi. The remedy stimulates the sweat glands to normal action, and materially improves the circulation of the skin. In a few cases this requires some time, consequently the remedy must be persisted in until the cure is accomplished.

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Dr. G. H. Withers, of Lake Bluff, Ill., has opened a private sanitarium in one of the most beautiful spots on the north shore, about 25 miles north of Chicago. The doctor is one of our enterprising young men who is determined to make this point attractive to those physicians who desire a place where they can send their convalescent patients, or patients who need special treatment or who need careful and gentle attendance. The doctor will carry out the instructions of the physicians in every detail and will keep all patients under his own personal observation. The opportunity is an unusual one, especially for the months of July, August and September of this year, as the attractiveness of the spot will, at this season of the year especially, conduce to recovery. The rate for the present is only $20 and $25 per week.

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The oil of burdock root in combination with olive oil has been used to stimulate the growth of the hair.

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Perfect quiet is essential in the treatment of chorea. The patient should be kept in bed and all disturbance avoided.

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Irrigations of the urethra with a dilute solution of the permanganate of potassium is a most reliable assistance in the cure of gonorrhea.

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The application of potassium permanganate to rectal fissures, the patient being in a knee-chest position, has been found to be an excellent method of cure.

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Where, during convulsions, the convulsions seem to be controlled and yet the pupil is contracted, there is a danger of a return of the convulsions.

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Medicine injected into the bladder is not absorbed if the mucous membrane of that organ is healthy. Disease of that membrane, especially ulceration, permits absorption.

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As a cure for acne of a severe character, or crops of boils, or styes that occur in crops, add thirty grains of the precipitated carbonate of iron to a glass of water, give a teaspoonful every two hours, stirring well each time.

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Small doses of colocynth frequently repeated is a specific for the sharp, short, quick, cutting colicky pains of infancy and early childhood; in fact, quick, sharp, spasmodic pains from whatever cause are often quickly relieved with this remedy.

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The galvanic current properly applied over the spinal column, with the negative pole in a bowl of water, in which the feet are immersed, is a reliable curative measure in the treatment of locomotor ataxia in the early stages. The galvanic current may be followed by the faradic current at each treatment.

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A recent writer advises that turpentine be used in the treatment of hemorrhage from the stomach. He says if the oil be made into an emulsion with the white of an egg, it can be administered with excellent results.

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I desire to call the reader's attention to a combination which not only relieves dropsy but acts as a heart tonic, a sedative and diuretic. This is described in an advertisement recently introduced to our pages by the Oxydendrine Chemical Co., of Chattanooga. This preparation should be of great value as it is composed of remedies with which we are familiar, in the treatment of these conditions. Those who prescribe compounds should obtain a sample of this, and test its virtue.


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



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