Quassia for Pin Worms.

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On page 172, Vol. 2, No. 6, is an inquiry for a specific for pin worms. For many years I have without fail used a strong infusion of quassia chips as an injection. It should be remembered that the chief locality where these pests are to be found is the lower rectum. One injection will not be sufficient, as there are always eggs not to mention some individuals which will escape the first, even the fourth or fifth injection, but they will always succumb to a persistent usage of the quassia. The beauty of this treatment is that it is harmless as well as cheap.

A. L. CLARK, M. D.

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