Iodine in Malaria.

I am inclined to think the following is a little out of the usual line in the treatment of malarial conditions. I at one time had a case of malarial fever which would not yield to quinine. The peculiarity of the case was that the tongue and mucous membranes of the mouth were of a peculiar bluish or purplish tinge. This suggested to me the use of the tincture of iodine. I gave this remedy in five-drop doses on sugar three or four times a day. The result was very satisfactory and in many other cases with that peculiar indication I have had equally good results. If the tongue is coated with a pasty coat I have added a little of the iodide of potassium to the tincture.

Here is another suggestion I would like to make. In the treatment of nocturnal delirium from whatever cause I have obtained almost universally satisfactory results from the use of small doses of cannabis indica.


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