Removal of Tape Worm

The following prescription is the one upon which I depend for the removal of tapeworm: Oil of the resin of male fern I dram, extract kamala from 2 to 3 drams, chloroform 1-2 dram, a solution of acacia, or instead, glycerin, sufficient to make two ounces.

The patient should eat no breakfast, but at 9 a. m. should take one-half of the above quantity. At 11 a. m. he should take the remainder. This is a disagreeable combination as far as the taste is concerned, and it is better that it be put up by a pharmacist so that it be made as palatable as possible.


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