Urinary Incontinence.

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Other tomes: Thomas

For several years I have used both of the two following methods in my various cases of urinary incontinence. I cannot give the specific indications for either of them as definitely as I should. In five cases which were very hard to benefit by other remedies, I gave two dram doses of eryngium, in water, every two hours. These very large doses accomplished a cure where small doses produced no results.

In one case—a girl nineteen years old who had suffered for fourteen years—I gave a teaspoonful of the following prescription every three hours, with satisfactory results. Rx Specific belladonna, twenty drops; saw palmetto, one ounce; water, three ounces. Mix. I am inclined to think the large doses were productive of the good results obtained in these stubborn cases. I have given the same remedies often in smaller doses with good results, but in these cases the large doses were necessary.


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