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Mr. G., 24 years of age, quotidian fever five weeks,
with quite an enlarged spleen; he was cupped over the
spleen, and the following prescription ordered:
I. Quinine, 3 grs.
Podophylline, (mandrake,) 1 gr.
Ipecacuan'ha, 1 gr.
This was given every four hours during the intermis-
sion; lie had a second and third paroxysm, and became
constipated; senna tea was administered to keep open his
bowels, and the following prescription was ordered every
four hours, which arrested the paroxysms:
Quinine, 6 grs.
Caphor, 3 grs.
Piperine, 1 gr.
Arsenic, as I before observed, is valuable in this fever;
it is best adapted to cases attended with rather a full
and robust habit; a moderately full, but soft and regular
pulse, and unaccompanied by local congestions. In
debilitated or scorbutic habits, (by this term we mean,
in the abstract, the scurvy,) often injurious; improper
also in persons who have any affections of the breast.
Should be given in as large doses as the stomach will
bear; apt to produce dropsical swellings. From ten to
fifteen drops of Fowler's solution, with the same amount
of laudanum, every four hours.
S 17lhate of Zinc is a good article in the treatment of
this disease; in combination with capsicum, (cayenne
pepper,) I have found it quite as efficient as quinine. I
give it according to the following recipe:
I . Sulph. Zinc, x grs.
Pulv. Capsicum, Dii. (40 grs. cayenne pepper.)
Syrup of ginger sufficient to make it into pills, which
I divide into thirty pills, and' give one every two hours.
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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/m1/89/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.