A statement is made in The Medical Summary that Doctor Bogart depends for a specific effect in the treatment of all forms of lumbago, upon the following:
- Specific arnica, drs. 2
- Specific macrotys, drs. 2
Mix. Give the patient from two to four drops in a little water every hour.
But few of our readers will see at first glance, the rational character of this prescription. I have never used this combination, but the two remedies, in their specific indications, run closely parallel to each other, and when a case of lumbago is carefully analyzed, it will be found that in nearly every case the indications for these two remedies are present.
I have confidence in the combination even though I have not used it, and consequently advise a trial. There may be cases in which gelsemium can be given alternately or in conjunction with these remedies with superior results.