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JANUARY, 1898.

TOLEDO OHO.

NO. 1. THE A MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. E. M. ROYS-GAVITT, M. D., Editor-in-Chief.

CLAUDIA Q. MURPHY, Managing Editor. DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY,

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DEPARTMENT OF GYNECOLOGY.

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HOMINY, PORK, OATMEAL, BREAD,
BUTTER, BEANS, RICE AND POTATOES.

PEPSIN DIGESTS NONE. CAROID DIGESTS ALL

While Caroid will readily digest food of every nature and kind whatsoever, its greatest value is due to its action upon the digestive organs themselves. It cleanses the stomach Halls, leaving them in an absorptive conditior; removes the excess inucus from the alimentary tract and promotes the generation of the natural digestive fluids. It is thus a remedial agent in the true seuse.

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(Creosotal.) These two Carbonates are now acknowledged to be the most pleasant, safe and effective remedies in the treatment of tuberculosis. An experience of over five years has established the fact that Creosote Carbonate and Guaiacol Carbonate are free from the noxious by-effects of the plain creosote and guaiacol, and exhibit only the therapeutic properties of these drugs. The neutral Carbonates cause neither irritation nor inflainmation of the stomach or intestines, and abnormal fermentation and decomposition processes are stopped. No otherguaiacol compound contains so high a percentage of chemically pure crystalline guaiacol as Duotal, namely: over 90d; while Creosotal contains 92% of pure creosote. TheCarbonates are the only twointestinal antiseptics whose action extend as far as the ileum; but, as has been shown by thorough investigation, they cannot be found at the commencement of the large intestine when administered in ordinary doses.

Professor. Dujardin-Beaumetz, in the Supplement to the Dictionary of Therapeutics, Paris, 1895, states:

“From numerous observations, published both in France and abroad, it · appears that Carbonate of Guaiacol stimulates the appetite, facilitates " assimilation, invariably produces a considerable increase in weight, and “imparts to the system great resisting power. Its antiseptic action will “arrest the development of any microbes in the intestine and obviate the “generation of gases, which is always unpleasant. Fits of coughing will “decrease, the expectoration will be modified, fever as well as perspiration “at night will gradually disappear, and the patient will thus enjoy refresh

“ing sleep." Dr. Nied, Physician-in-Chief at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Vienna, has treated last winter a number of female patients who were suffering from acute bronchitis, complicated in some cases by influenza, with Guaiacol Carbonate in doses of from 72 grains to 2272 grains, twice daily, with excellent results. (Allgemeine Wiener Medicinische Zeitung, June, 1897).

Dr. Eschle in Professor Baumann's physiologico-chemical laboratory in the Medical Department of the University of Freiburg, found that Guaiacol Carbonate is the more thoroughly used up the smaller and more frequent the doses in which it is given, 1:1 phthisis, therefore, Eschle recommends the administration of a dose of 474 to 772 grains of Guaiacol Carbonate four times daily. (Zeitschrift für Klinische Medizin, Volume 29, 3 and 4).

Dr. Jacob, Chief at the University Medical Clinic of Professor Leyden in Berlin, has obtained very satisfactory effects from the use of Creosotal in a number of cases of pronounced phthisis, though comparatively small doses have been employed. Each patient began with 5 drops three times daily, increasing the dose three drops every day, until 25 drops were taken at a dose. At this they were kept for from one to four weeks, when the dose was diminished in a similar ratio, until only 10 drops were taker thrice daily; and then the ascending scale was begun again. (Inaugural Dissertation by Hans Nordt, University of Berlin, l'ebruary, 1897.)

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The Woman's Medical Journal.

VOL. VII.

JANUARY, 1898.

NO, I.

ALCOHOLISM

IN WOMEN-ITS CAUSE, CONSE-
QUENCE, AND CURE.

By Agnes Sparks, M. D., Brooklyn, N. Y. LCOHOLISM in women has heredity as a genetic

factor to a lesser degree than in men. Departures from ancestral health find their entailment in the gentler sex more often along the line of

other and less complex neuroses. Alcoholism in women presents 'somatic factors in causation in larger measures than in men. The mistaken ethics of a social code that impels to accept, all too often, the proffered poison, and so tend steadily down to a disturbed physique that involves structural impairment and a badly crippled morale, does not obtain so largely among them.

Apart from the frequency with which alcohol is used to spur flagging energy, to obtund distressful feeling, or bring oblivion from cark and care, probably the genetic condition most often met with is one involving painful performance of her special function. The average woman finds this is a time of discomfort more or less pronounced, to relieve which rum in some form is used-a heritage of tradition both in precept and practice unsafe with a result, just as in the pernicious plan of giving opiates at these periods, of inducing a recurring condition of rise and fall as regards well being until the interim is fully bridged, and a state of more or less steady inebriety ensues.

The most potent cause is twofold. First in frequency is a neurasthenic condition due to lack of nutrition and the wear and worry of domestic life and social demands—an exhaustion for which relief is mistakenly sought in the transient aid of alcohol, all unaware or unmindful of the vital fact that its taking involves large risk of creating a morbid condition that often finds expression in inebriety.

The other factor is the pain and unrest incident to dis-
Read before the New York Medico-Legal Society, October 20, 1897.

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