Increase of Temperature due to Cactus.

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Dr. Burnett writes us that in one case of typhoid fever in which he thought cactus was the indicated remedy, he gave from two to ten drops of specific cactus at a dose at various times during the day and night for some little period, and claims that there was a rise of temperature each time after the remedy was given. He was inclined to think that the remedy induced the condition.

If at any time there is a tendency to nervous hyperesthesia with an excitable action of the heart, I have found cactus to aggravate the symptoms and have advised against its use when such symptoms were present.

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