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half hour until there is a free determination to the sur-
face. I have used opium in both stages to advantage.
Sweating Stage.-When this period arrives the pa-
roxysm is nearly at an end. We now continue slightly
warm diluents; we do not suffer the cold air to blow on
him. If the patient be very weak we can give him weak
stimulants, at the same time taking care to observe that
no local congestion or inflammation be present.
During the Intermission.-All the principal remedies
should be employed during the intermission. The two
chief remedies in the cure of this disease is quinine and
arsenica; quinine is best given in a fluid state, and there
should be a slight addition of sulphuric' acid, by means
of which a super-sulphate is made. No general rule
can be laid down respecting the quantity required, but
our usual' mode, when given to arrest the paroxysm, is
to give five grains quinine and one grain piperiIe every
four hours. We give our general treatment in the report
of two cases, also our recipe for making Massie's Tonic
Pill, which in our hands seldom fail in producing a speedy
return to health.
Mr. B. had quotidian fever four weeks;, he was con-
stipated, with dull percussion over the liver. Five grains
of blue mass was ordered; in a few hours afterwards
Nitrate of potash - - 10 grs.
Quinine - - - 5 "
were ordered every three hours during the intermission.
He had a second paroxysm, and I ordered bark in sub-
stance, to produce a healthy tone,
Barks 5ss. which is 30 grs.
Cream tartar ass. " "
every four hours. Patient recovered without any
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Massie, J. Cam. A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine, book, 1854; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143817/m1/88/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.