A Toothache Remedy—Stimulants.
In cases of toothache that are caused by a decayed tooth, cleanse the cavity with echinacea on small pledgets of cotton and pack the tooth with the same. Have found this instantly effective in all cases. The echinacea must be applied to the seat of the putrefaction.
In cases where there is neuralgia of the tooth without much putrefaction a drop of dynamyne (alkaloidal principles of tobacco) applied to the hollow of the tooth will give the desired relief.
When a physician prescribes some favorite brand of whiskey he is not practising specific medication— notwithstanding the fact that there are thousands of others who, like him, apparently consider whisky a specific remedy for all human ills from corns to consumption.
Don't begin stimulating your fever or pneumonia patient with whisky, until he reaches a stage bordering on collapse. If the doctor will not "but-in" with his depressing stimulation, the chances are the patient will recover and not need whisky at all.
Yours for a more thorough knowledge of direct therapeutic action,
GEO. H. CANDLIN, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.