Herpes Zoster.


In treatment of herpes zoster, in perhaps over a hundred trials, zinc phosphide, in doses of 1-8 grain every three hours, did not once fail to cure. I call this almost a specific.

G. C. HORNE, M. D.

COMMENT: But little is written in our medical journals concerning the treatment of this disorder. It sometimes proves intractable, and always demands careful management. In some cases the patients becomes greatly prostrated, and there is more or less weakness of the nervous system, bordering on neurasthenia. It is probably this condition that is materially improved by the phosphide. Any physician having an experience similar to that of Dr. Horne, should report it through this journal.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 3, 1909, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.