I have been treating sprains either of the wrist or ankle with the saturated tincture of camphor. My plan is to immerse the part in hot water for perhaps half of an hour or more. I then bandage it with a flannel bandage and keep the bandage wet with the camphor. This treatment is sometimes continued for several days.
If the sprain is an old one-one of long standing—I have obtained the best results by keeping it saturated with an infusion of wormwood to which vinegar has been added.
S. J. SMITH, M. D.