Wine of Coca.
WINE OF COCA IN FATIGUE.—Dr. E. R. Palmer contributes to the American Practitioner for February an account of a physiological experiment made during a walking-match, upon the effects of coca in sustaining the system under prolonged muscular effort. The subject was a young girl of seventeen years, who was a professional pedestrian, but who was much reduced in strength by poor food and too great reliance upon alcoholic stimulants. The effect of the coca in sustaining muscular vigor were very marked. About a pint of the wine of coca was consumed. The distance traveled was three hundred and fifty miles in seven days.—Columbus Med. Jour., May, 1885.