Prof. Scudder:—Perhaps opinions from different localities may be serviceable in arriving at correct treatment. I have already met a few cases of quite severe typhoid fever this Winter. Quinine does more harm than good, even in cases with marked periodicity. During the early part of the disease Gelseminum has proved my best friend. Sulphite of Soda has been needed in two or three cases, Baptisia in one. Tympanitis always yields to Turpentine externally so far. A number of years ago I came to the conclusion that opiates in any form to procure rest, caused more delirium than the disease. I have also found T. L. A. Greve's Specific Tinctures more reliable than any I ever bought elsewhere. The above reference to disease you understand applies only to cases lately observed. No deaths yet. A. J. Perkins, M. D., Plainfield, Ill.
The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIV, 1874, was edited by John M. Scudder, M.D.