Pain and Smothering in the Heart.
There is present often in very fleshy people, a pain just above the heart which is accompanied with a smothering sensation and considerable anxiety. If the pulse is above normal, give 40 drops of specific Lobelia, and repeat the dose if necessary in thirty or forty minutes. In some cases the addition of the same amount of aromatic spirits of ammonia will cause the Lobelia to act much better, and especially if the pulse is a trifle weak or irregular. These are facts that I have demonstrated many times in my practice.
C. L. HUDSON, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 3, 1909, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.