Mullein Oil in Deafness.

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Dr. R. E. Smucker of Shelby, Ohio, writes to ask the editor if he has had any experience in the use of mullein oil in the cure of deafness. In reply I will say that I used this remedy a great deal some twelve or fifteen years ago, and while I obtained no startling results, the results in most cases were more or less satisfactory.

In certain uncomplicated cases there was a slow but steady improvement in the hearing up to a certain period. I do not recall any complete cures. I also observed that auxiliary measures were necessary to obtain even the results above mentioned.

My course was to drop from one to three minims of oil in the ear two or three times each day. If any of the readers have had any experience with this remedy, let them kindly report.

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