Chorea and the Cough of Measles.

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After long and frequent use I have placed phoradendron flavescens—the mistletoe—at the head of my list of remedies for the treatment of chorea. I usually add one dram of the fluid extract to four ounces of thin syrup, and give a teaspoonful of this every two hours to the patient when awake. Some cases may need the medicine stronger, and some will get along with less than the above. The results of this treatment have been very satisfactory.

The Cough of Measles

For the cough of measles, I use the same remedy in the same way, varying the quantity and time of the dosage to suit the age and condition of the patient. I consider drosera clear out of sight, as compared with this remedy.


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