Carbolic Paste—A Headache Cure

Carbolic Paste

For many years I have used a carbolic paste, which is prepared as follows: Raw linseed oil, 7 parts; carbolic acid, 1 part; and sifted whiting to make a paste. Apply one-fourth inch thick, and cover with oiled silk. Always stir thoroughly before applying. This paste is excellent in all painful sores-ulcers, wounds, abscesses and carbuncles. This dressing may be changed every six hours.

A Headache Cure

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My favorite headache pills are composed of gelsemium (solid ext.) 2 grains; lupulin (hop pollen), 12 grains. Make a pill mass and divide into twelve pills. Give one or two (according to the severity of symptoms) every three to six hours, until three doses have been given, if necessary.


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