Abortion of Pneumonia.
I believe that pneumonia can be aborted about nine times out of ten. My way of doing it is to give aconitine and digitalin, and to push them to effect, and to thoroughly cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract with calomel and podophyllin.
W. HERINGTON, M. D.
COMMENT: For the coming year, I purpose making a stronger fight for exactness in writing, on the part of our contributors, than I have previously made. The doctor's method above, while popular with those who use it, and often advised is stated in a very general manner. There is hardly any one acute disease that can present such a variety of manifestations as pneumonia, and to lay down a single course of treatment as a hard and fast method, is the rock that has wrecked the study of therapeutics for the last hundred years. There is undoubtedly a certain class of cases in which this method would be good, and the manifestations of this class should be presented in careful detail.