In the treatment of this condition I have been in the habit of using macrotys, dioscorea, and if indicated pulsatilla, in the following combination:

Sp. macrotys dr. 1
Sp. dioscorea dr. 1
Sp. pulsatilla drops. 10
Glycerine oz. 1
Water q. s. ad ozs. 4

Mix. Sig. Give one teaspoonful every three hours.

A. C. SMITH, M. D.

COMMENT:—The probabilities are that the variety of this painful trouble which would be most satisfactorily met with the above combination, is the spasmodic variety or that form which is accompanied with more or less severe cramps. A number of our doctors have spoken highly of dioscorea in the treatment of the spasmodic variety. It is specifically a remedy for cramp-like conditions in the abdomen whatever the cause. I am not in favor of depending upon any arbitrary prescription, but I believe in knowing each remedy thoroughly so that it may be correctly adapted to the case in hand.

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