Cascara Amarga in Syphilis.

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While we have some excellent and satisfactory vegetable remedies with which to combat syphilis, there is certainly room for enlargement in this field. The above remedy commonly known as Honduras bark, was brought out a few years ago as one especially adapted to 'the treatment of the advanced stages of syphilis.

This remedy was thought to be especially indicated where there was chronic skin affections or where the pustular variety of syphiloderm prevailed, and especially where the condition had apparently induced debility, as it was claimed that there, was a combined alterative and tonic effect that were especially desirable.

It seemed also to exercise a soothing influence on the stomach in those cases where there was no appetite, or where there was-an inclination to ready irritability and nausea. This is certainly an important field for a specific remedy. If this remedy will prove beneficial in this field, we ought to use it. I shall be pleased to hear from any who may have had experience with this remedy in this line.

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