Oleum Hedeomae in Mastitis.

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I think it is neglect on some one's part, if a woman has an attack of mastitis. Proper care should prevent it in every case. When the breasts cake, bathe them at once freely with pure oil of pennyroyal. This will relieve very soon.

If the trouble has a good start before the physician's attention is called to it give aconite and phytolacca internally in proper doses.

S. J. SMITH, M. D.

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