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After standing ten or twelve days, filter and bottle for
use. The dose is from ten to fifty drops, in a wine glass
half full of water, to be repeated every two hours; the
second dose, in the majority of cases, usually effecting
the cure. From two to ten grains of quinine, according
to the severity and character of the disease, should ac-
company each dose, or it is said the system will relapse
again into the febrile state, in a few hours, for want of
tonicity following the relaxation produced by the remnre-
dy. The original discoverers of the use of the article
say, however, that the quinine is not actually necessary,
but that its addition renders the cure more prompt, and,
by this combination, its usual unpleasant effects, as de-
termination to the head, &c., are completely obviated.
When the fever does not yield in six hours, a mild pur-
gative may be administered, or podophyllin in small
doses, may be added to the medicine; if diarrhoea be
present, add an opiate to it. If one-half of the virtues
reported to exist in this plant are true, it is certainly
deserving the close investigation of all classes of physi-
A very favorite recipe, and one which I have used
with considerable success was,
I. Quinine, Zss.
Cream of tartar, i.
Cloves in powder, 3i.
Whiskey, (good) 1 pint.
Macerate for 24 hours, and filter.
Dose, for an adult half a fluid oz. every hour during
the intermission, until two or three hours previous to
the time for the return of the chill, when it should be
given every half hour. The dose for children is from
one to two fluid drachms.
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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/m1/97/: accessed May 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.