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occasional inundations may be necessary, in order to
throw more water on it than is compatible with veget-
able decomposition. With regard to individuals who
must be exposed to ague, the best mode of preventing
it is to live as well as possible, to have good food, a cer-
tain portion of wine or beer, and never to expose them-
selves to malaria with empty stomachs. Smoking is an
excellent preventive in damp places.
You will frequently find persons who have had chills
and fever for a great while; these cases are almost uni-
versally attended with what is termed "ague cake," an
enlargement, and sometimes an indurated spleen, to re-
move which I cup freely over it, scarifying every por-
tion of the surface over the enlargement, and then rub
over the scarified surface the following ointment. I
prefer, however, warming the ointment, spreading it
on leather. or cloth, and keeping it constantly applied.
The ointment consists of the following:
13. Hydriod. potassa, diii.
Simple unguent, i.
Mix intimately, warm and spread as directed.
At the same time either of the following remedies
should be taken.
1. Hydriod. potassa, dii.
Aqua distill. (distilled water), 5i.
Mix intimately, and give 20 drops three times a day;
you can increase the dose one drop a day in chronic
Twining's Recipe, I sometimes use in lieu of this; it
is the following:
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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/m1/91/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.