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You will frequently find in this climate cases where
different treatment will have to be observed, both in
enlarged spleen and intermittent fever; they are, how-
ever, rare occurrences. In the latter we have used the
following recipes with success.
1). Sulphatis Quinia, gr. xx.
Acidi Sulphurici, gtts. iii, (drops.)
Syrup ginger or lemon, 5ii.
Mix well, and give large tea-spoonful every hour.
We sometimes substitute for the ginger or lemon, loaf
sugar 3i, and cinnamon water 5iiss, and use it in same
You sometimes find cases in which quinine seems to
exert no influence; in such cases try the gentianine, as
has been before suggested. We have frequently used
the following in such cases with the happiest results:
IzI. Ferrocyanitis Quini gr. viii.
Solve and add,
Aqua Camphorm, 5vi.
Mix, and give from a half to a tea-spoonful every hour.
The arsenical preparation used by Graves, and which
was suggested by my friend Dr. L. A. Byan, of Browns-
ville to ime, he assured me he has used it in these par-
ticular character of cases with marked success; he is
a gentleman in whom I have every confidence, and my
own experience so far confirms his statement fully. The
preparation, as used by him, is as follows:
IL4. Liquorice arsenicalis, viii. gtts. (drops.)
Tinct. Opii, xv gtts. (drops.)
Spirits Lavend. comp. 5ss.
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