Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.
Notwithstanding repeated proofs of the dangerous nature of this nostrum, it is still sold by our apothecaries, and we see occasionally large placards in the windows of druggists, calling attention to it. In the report of the Health Officer of Providence, R. I., for the month of July, is the following record in relation to it: "There were two deaths in July, from poisoning. One was from an overdose of Morphia, and the other from Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. There ought to be some power to stop the sale of a rank poison, like Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, under the pretense that it is perfectly safe.—Pacific Medical and Surgical Journal.
The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIV, 1874, was edited by John M. Scudder, M.D.