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To be taken at a dose. It does not irritate the stomach
like the simple arsenic solution.
The following remedies, although one of which is ex-
tremely simple, you will find valuable under many cir-
cumstances; the first is a good remedy when there is a
disposition to vomiting.
1. Tartratis Antimonii et Potassae iii. gr.-Tar. emetic.
Sul. Quinine, xii. grs.
Mix and divide into four parts. A powder to be
given every two hours during the apyrexy, (intermis-
sion of fever,) it prevents the paroxysm by emesis and
M. Piorry, M. Sculla Montdezert, and M. Parant have
been advocating the use of common salt in ague; they
give one ounce of the chlorine of sodium in six ounces
of water, in three doses, two hours before the fit. I
have tried it in a few cases only, and in a majority of
which it succeeded beyond my expectations.
M. Condret affirms that he cures intermittent fever
effectually by dry cupping. He applies eight or ten
middle sized cupping glasses on each side of the spinal
column, from ie neck downwards, and allows them to
remain on about half an hour; he applies them during
the cold stage, and says two or three applications are
We are extremely sorry that we did not possess Drs.
King and Newton's invaluable work until most of our
manuscript was written; I have, however, where I could
before going to press, availed myself of many valuable
suggestions from their work. They say that a pint of
cotton seed placed in a quart of water, and boiled down
to one pint, and one gill of the warm tea given an hour
or two before the expected chill, will cure intermittent
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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/m1/94/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.