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which meets this contention squarely, was pre- iodid. The following formula makes a preparation pared for these columns by a Michigan lawyer.

very closely resembling the original : Any who shall hereafter contend that State Take of

Gentian root in coarse powder. .1% oz. medical laws are out of harmony with the Fed

Bitter orange peel eral Constitution, should be referred to the Cardamom seeds

. 100 gr. above.—ED.]

Potassium iodid
Dilute alcohol

. sufficient.

Macerate the crude drugs in 12 ounces of dilute QUIZ

alcohol for 48 hours, then transfer to a percolator and allow to percolate slowly; when the liquid has ceast

to percolate, pass enuf menstruum thru the percolator New books as they appear, are sent to our Assistant Editor, Dr. A, L, Russell, of Midway, Washington Co., Pa.,

to make the finisht product measure 16 ounces. In for review As the Doctor thus has all the late books for refer.

this dissolve the potassium iodid. NEW IDEA. ence, and is made familiar with them by reviewing each one care- : (We do not know the formula for Manola. Suppose fully as it reaches him, he is unusually equipt for answering you write directly to the manufacturers for it, and see queries. Therefore it has been our custom for a long time to send queries to him for reply. In fact, the Doctor made a special

what they will say.-Ed.] request that this be done, as he enjoys this work. It now occurs to us that time will be saved if you will send directly to Dr. Russell matter intended for the Quiz Department, which has grown so

Dengue and Pneumonia. much under his vigorous treatment Please notice that our query department is not used to "boost" proprietary remedies,

Editor MEDICAL WORLD:-Have had several cases almanac fashion. The MedicAL WORLD has no interests other

of dengue. Why does this fever have such an affinity than to give to the medical profession the greatest amount of honest for the lungs, terminating in pneumonia ? I would be service possible. It has absolutely no interests in any proprietary glad for light on the matter, tho I have never lost a preparation nor any medical supply house. Other medical editors

case.

J. H. HIGBEE, M. D. have become, and are becoming, wealthy, by using their pages to increase the sale of preparations that they are interested in; but

Wellsford, Kan. we prefer to render service to our subscribers that is above suspicion of personal pecuniary interest. How can a man interested in

[We have never observed, nor do we rememthe sale of certain preparations render the best service? He is ber of having any report of any “special affinalways trying to push one of his preparations in. That is commercial journalism. We prefer ethical journalism-and so does the

ity" for the lungs in cases of dengue. The profession, for THE MEDICAL World is growing in popularity lymphatic involvement is a well known charfaster than ever before-and our subscribers are paying ones. They must be, for we have no medicins to boost," nothing to acteristic of this disease, and the (presumable) sell, nothing to depend on but pure journalism; but doctors that

facility with which infection could pass thru want honest, straight journalism are willing to pay for it-they are glad of the opportunity.

the right or left lymphatic duct might bring Only such queries will be publisht as are likely to interest and instruct many others as well as the one asking help. No charge

about such tendency. Your success should has ever been made, nor will any charge be made, for this service

inspire you to further efforts and investigations. to our subscribers. However, those who wish an immediate and personal reply by mail may obtain the same by inclosing two There is much yet to be learned about dengue. dollars to Dr. Russell. This is really a consultation in the interest of the patient, and should be charged to the patient-two dollars

If your experiences were not merely local, and being a very moderate consultation fee. The Doctor agrees to give due to climatic or other assignable causes, you full, careful and immediate attention to such consultations. We reserve the right to publish in this department any such consulta- may be on the track of that which will tell and address will be withheld if requested. Come freely for herpesomething, and that is what the World wants. but read up as fully as you can before coming to us.

--ED]

Blair's Gout Pills.

Attacks of Great Pain in Neck. Editor MEDICAL WORLD :-Have you any idea what

Editor MEDICAL WORLD:-Will you kindly help me the formula of Blair's English Gout Pills is? Have

in this case? Male, age twenty-nine, married seven knowledge of it helping several troubled with that dis- years, in good health until four years ago, when he ease, and of course would like to know wherein its

was suddenly seized with a terrific pain in neck, near merit lies.

G. M. DeWitt, M. D.

medulla oblongata. The pain was spasmodic. DurScranton, Pa.

ing the paroxysms the pain was so great that patient

seemed to be partly unconscious; pulse twenty, tem[The only reference we can locate regarding perature normal

, respiration thirty two. With the « Blair's Gout Pills" is in Oleson's Secret

most heroic treatment, such as morphin, chloral, bro

mid, etc., the pain lasted three to four hours, with as Nostrums and Systems of Medicin, sixth edition, above stated paroxysms of more intense pain, lasting page 131, publisht by Oleson & Co., 35 Clark ten to fifteen minutes, with about the same interval. St., Chicago, Ill., 1896, and reading as fol

Since having first attack, patient has had three to four

attacks (just the same as first) every year. After havlows: “Blair's gout and rheumatic pills are ing one of these spells patient will be very weak for a composed of acetic extract of colchicum and day, after which time he is as well as ever. What is extract of hyoscyamus." Personally, we are

it, and what shall I do to relieve this man's pain and

shorten the attack when called again? innocent of knowledge of them. -Ed.]

Maxville, Mo.

M. Y. O'B.

[Your data are insufficient upon which to Hall's Catarrh Cure.

base a diagnosis, but the sudden attack and Editor MEDICAL WORLD:-Kindly give the formula

short duration, together with the regular perof “ Hall's Catarrh Cure,' and also of " Manola," iodicity, are indicativ of the culmination of an made and sold by The Manola Company in St. Louis, Mo.

SUBSCRIBER.

autointoxication. The trouble may be stomAccording to an examination of this preparation,

achic, hepatic, or renal in origin. We suggest made by us, it contains gentian, cardamom, probably a careful examination of the habits of the pabitter orange peel and iodid of potash. We took it to be the compound tincture of gentian of the British

tient as regards elimination thru the bowels Pharmacopoeias, in which was dissolved potassium and kidneys about the time of impending at

ures.

tacks. Saline cathartics and alkalin diuretics the child, and the proper prophylactic measwould be indicated.

Later, one may consider the possibility In addition, we would suggest application of extension of the infection thru the customary during the attack of a small fly blister to the channels.

channels. We believe the duty of the physinape of the neck; or, perhaps the more quickly cian well performed, in such cases, if he preacting mustard plaster would be preferable. vent the specific ophthalmia. All good textPerhaps aconite or veratrum viride would be of books consider these matters thoroly, and Service, but of this we cannot say, since you unless your desire is along the lines of somefail to give the condition of the pupils or cir- thing specific outside, we believe you will get culation. Such pain often yields promptly to ample information there. Write us freely if we gelsemium, in two drop doses; or to full doses have failed to grasp your meaning.-Ed.] of the fluid extract of ergot. Certainly some such treatment would be more rational than

A Point in Ethics, or Professional Propriety. the repeated administration of morphin.-ED.]

Editor MEDICAL World :-I would like to have the

opinion of the Editor as well as the profession as to the Do Acids, after the Ingestion of Mercury,

propriety of a physician who is doing a special line of Cause or Favor Salivation ?

work, publishing in the daily papers and otherwise a

card similar to the one below. Physicians in general Dear Editor :-"Ptyalism," page 31, January practise are very loth to refer their patients to specialWORLD: “ The juice of fruits has no influence in pro- ists, even tho it be cases that they themselves cannot ducing ptyalism after the ingestion of mercury in any manage successfully. Patients often say to me that of its forms. Within the past five years I recall a score they would have come to me long before had they of patients who drank lemonade after the ingestion of known that I made a specialty of the disease of which calomel; all salivated. Twenty-four hours after taking they were complaining. I know of a case where a four grains of calomel I suckt the juice of one tomato. patient has been under treatment by the family physiResult: my mouth was so sore for three weeks that cian for a year that a properly qualified specialist sweet milk was all I could attempt to chew. I strongly ought to cure in two weeks. suggest to you, kind Editor and any doubting members of the WORLD family, that a true test can be ob

W. H. BLANK, M. D. tained by trying the experiment at home-"yourself."

240 PINE STREET

CALIFORNIA
Lemon City, Fla.
J. G. Du Puis, M.D.

Practise limited to rectal and pelvic diseases. [Your patients would have suffered from ptyalism if they had not taken the lemonade.

Piles, fistula and all rectal diseases successfully treated. Give the same patients the same dose, under the

Consultation strictly confidential. same conditions, and withhold the lemonade, Office hours,

9 to 12 and 2 to 5 and watch the results; then write us, if you

RECTALIST. wish. Try the very same dose, under the same conditions, in your own case, and omit the

[The custom of the community, and the tomato, and report results.

You are wrong,

views of the profession in the locality, should Doctor, with the sole reservation that idiosyn

be taken seriously into consideration in decidcrasy may have existed in all the cases cited. ing such a question; indeed these factors Ed.]

should decide the question. For example,

here in Philadelphia such a thing as proposed Dr. W. M. Holton, of New Harmony, Ind., writes above would be frowned down immediately Surgical History of the Rebellion, four volumes, in by the profession. Specialties are not even good condition, which he will sell at a fair price, as he

mentioned on modest, professional signs. A is "about past work."

specialist here gets his practise largely by mak

ing himself and his attainments known to the Editor MEDICAL WORLD :-We are pleased to quote

profession. The Medical and Surgical History of the War,” six

This is done in various ways : vols., cloth bound, $18.00 for set, second hand.

reading papers before societies, embracing LEARY, STUART & Co.,

every opportunity to do clinical work, etc. 9 S. Ninth St., Philadelphia.

Doubtless in some parts of the country a modEditor MEDICAL WORLD:-Would like to have your

est card in the papers might be permissible; opinion as to value of the uterin tampon in post par- but even then, the above card would not do. tum hemorrhage; also the dangers to be thought of in " Pelvic diseases" is too indefinit an expreschildbirth, when the mother has been suffering from gonorrhea three months previous to labor.

sion even for the profession to understand Essex, Ill. WILLIAM YEATES, M.D. clearly, much more so the laity.

dis[The uterin tampon in post partum hemor- eases successfully treated” is not strictly prothage is occasionally the best remedy. There fessional. “ Consultation strictly confidenare other procedures which may be used more tial” verges on the quackish. It is undereasily, and be quite as efficient; yet, in severe stood of course that relations between physician cases, the tampon will correct the trouble and patient are always confidential. Let us hear where nothing else will. See the better class from various parts of the country, but only of modern text books.

from those in good standing with the local In gonorrhea, the first thought is the eyes of profession.—ED.]

Bulbar Paralysis.

ready done, and to allow nature to assert herEditor MEDICAL WORLD:--I would like for you and self. We will gladly answer your

further other members of the family to give me a prognosis queries, but it is necessary that you ask your and treatment for a case of asthenic bulbar paralysis of three years' standing, and with the following prom

questions more definitly and describe your case inent symptoms, besides other characteristic ones. more completely, if it is to be of general interDuring the first year and a half there was a slow, gradual decline which was precipitated into a collapse in

est to the balance of the family. We can only the summer of 1902. The symptoms were all made hope to keep this department open by making worse by a course of daily massage and baths, and in the answers of general interest to all.—ED.] July, 1902, death came near resulting, but since then, most of the time, there has been a very slow, steady improvement until at present the patient is able to be up and around most of the time; can walk the dis- Nurse Should not Assume the Responsibilities tance of four or five blocks each day. He can talk

of the Physician. with difficulty and in a very short time his voice fails him until he rests awhile.

Editor MEDICAL WORLD :-Being the daughter, stepThere is paralysis (partial) of the muscles of the daughter and sister of physicians, I was raised on face and neck, but no dribbling of saliva nor dropping therapeutics. I see you know no man in the flesh" of lower jaw.

---you cut to the quick and “ carve all around the Eye reflexes are normal, and no ptosis at present, aorta” when you call them down. Kind Editor I want but the reflexes were impaired for a while, and a markt you to advise me as to how far we are justified in temptosis of one eye was present.

porizing with a patient when we feel uncertain as to Dyspnea was a markt symptom for about one year, the issue of an illness, especially when we know the but has not bothered to speak of for one and a half person and his or her idiosyncrasies and peculiarities years, and none in last six months. Patient cannot of disposition, and are satisfied that to tell the whole protrude tongue beyond lips, and can swallow no food truth would do a positiv injury. As medicin has not scarcely except liquids and semi-solids; still, for a as yet been reduced to an exact science, we are never while he could only take food with the greatest diffi- entirely sure of results, until in some cases the patient culty.

is at the point of articulo mortis. Your opinion will be There exists great general weakness. Sphincters highly valued, not only by myself, but by a large numare normal except from general weakness. There is ber of nurses who read your pages with great interest. no specific history; and habits were good, except was I would like also to speak of a peculiar experience over-workt mentally and had considerable worry. Is which occurred in my line of work recently. Mrs. S. twenty-seven years of age. I have tried about all in confinement, multipara, easy, natural labor, every the medicins recommended for such. He can't stand condition having been as favorable as could be desired, strychnin. Electricity does no good. At present using on the tenth day at 9 p. m. she complained of feeling scutellaria, cactus, and glycero-phosphates comp. All chilly, I put a hot water bottle to her feet, extra help will be gratefully received, as the patient is my- blanket on bed, and in a few minutes she seemed all self.

W. L. right. But I found she askt for water in an hour Indiana.

after, and her face was flusht with fever.

My experience has taught me that the slightest de[The prognosis in asthenic bulbar paralysis viation from the normal temperature in the lying.in is always questionable. If we knew the exact

room needs watching. Imagine my consternation

when at 10 p. m. I found her temperature at 105°, and extent of the anatomical change, or if we could

pulse 120, with rapid respiration, and a great thirst. with certainty differentiate between it and the At 12.10 a. m., patient flighty and muttering unintelli

You true bulbar palsy, it would be different.

gibly. Well! I went hot and cold myself, for I

feared I had met my Waterloo. No sleep for me now, should have stated just what your exercise has and a vista of the unimaginable, and indescribable; been, or if you have been on the absolute of defeat, and a reputation for carelessness looming up “rest cure" for a time and are now walking

in the middle distance before my eyes, making a pic

ture very unpleasant to contemplate. This condition five blocks a day. The temporary improve of things continued during the night and up to 5 o'clock ment following rest, if one has been accus

a. m., when fever gradually subsided, and she pro

grest from that time on without the least trouble or retomed to activity, is very deceptiv; sometimes

lapse of any kind. it proceeds to gradual recovery, but more fre- At this time, with a baby one month old, she is do

Thrown upon my quently terminates in persistent paralysis. ing her own light housekeeping.

own resources, I used the cold compress upon the Your data are entirely insufficient upon which head and of course sponged the body to reduce the to base a prognosis.

temperature.

I would like some one to suggest an explanation of As to treatment: All cases are benefited by

the probable cause of this condition coming up when rest, and avoidance of mental worry or excite- the functions all seemed positivly normal. The ment. You do not state what currents you

breasts were well filled, no tenderness nor symptom of

mastitis, and no odor from lochia. There was no menused. Galvanization of muscles, and even tal worry-actually no apparent cause for this condition central galvanization of cord and medulla is of things.

Mrs. M. W. NEES, commended; but faradization irritates the my

Brazil, Indiana.

Trained Nurse. asthenic state, and is not to be used. Arsenic [The physician, not the nurse, should anand phosphorus would be the next best drugs nounce to the patient, or to the family or to strychnin. Drugs alone are disappointing; friends, according to his judgment, the nature for there is no specific. Hygiene, careful study of the illness and its probable outcome. This of foods, and the proper mastication of them, is the duty of the physician, and not of the or their artificial digestion if proper mastica- nurse; and the responsibility should rest on the tion is impossible, is of more practical benefit physician and not on the nurse. The less the than drugs. Time is the great essential to nurse assumes the functions of the physician, enable us to estimate the actual damage al- the better for all concerned. Most physicians

If

will not, and they should not, tolerate a nurse lost to him. We cannot understand why so who assumes the prerogativs of the physician. many of our inquirers will persist in asking us

In the case mentioned, where was the physi- to keep their name and address secret. cian?

No mention is made of him, as tho Your letter is short and to the point. Havnone had been employed in the case. If there

en't you some good things “up your sleeve was not, one should certainly have been sent which would benefit the World family ? for

upon the appearance of the symptoms de- you have, and do not write, go right back to scribed. You should never take such a risk the farthest end and sit down in the corner, again. You were taking a grave risk your- and on the floor.--ED.] self, and at the same time subjecting the patient to a still graver risk:—ED.]

Intestinal Tuberculosis.

Dear Doctor TAYLOR :-Since writing to you in Backache.

regard to my wife, (see " Enteritis,” page 77, FebruEditor MEDICAL WORLD:- Mrs. N. B., age thirty

ary World) I have sent a sample of the mucus to

Professor Kennedy, of the Barnes Medical College, of two, mother of one child, a healthy little girl four years old. Mrs. B. complains all the time of an aching

St. Louis, for microscopical examination, and he saia in the small of her back About once a month she has

there were a great number of tubercular bacilli in

each slide examined, and said their was no relief to be a severe diarrhea, which makes her feel very weak. had from the use of medicin. He said the only thing We cannot find anything wrong with the generativ or- to do now would be to give her plenty of milk, eggs gans; all seem to be in a normal condition. She has

and fat meat, (the latter she can't take, it nauseates no trouble with her stomach. The constant aching in her back, and the periodical looseness of the bowels

her); he also said change of climate wouldn't do her are all that give her any trouble. Her periods are reg,

any good. Dr. Kennedy says the mucus comes from

the small intestins. ular and all right every way. She says she feels tired

I am giving her duotal and manola ; duotal, grs. iij most every morning on rising, like she had not slept or "taken rest enuf. Will the Editor and readers of our

every three hours, or as much as she can take without good WORLD please tell me what to do to relieve, or

nauseating; manola one tablespoonful four times a

day, after meals and at bedtime; neurilla often enuf cure my patient ? E. E. REYNOLDS, M. D.

to keep nerves quiet. I don't know as there is any Seattle, Wash.

thing better that can be done. If you know, I would [Nearly all women have some reflex nervous be glad to hear from you. manifestation every month, preceding or ac

She is some better apparently than she was when I

wrote before, but still has shooting pains in her bowels companying the molimen. You do not make

at times, and she don't seem to gain very much strength. it clear as to whether the periodical diarrhea The small intestins are siufing; what she passes is connected with the monthly flow. If it is,

now looks just like the mucous membrane of the intes

tin. I should have had the microscopical examinawe do not advise interference. The ache in tion made before I wrote you before, but was so workt the back is more probably due to kidney in.

up I didn't know what to do.

F. E. TRIGG.

Fairmount, ill. sufficiency than to disease of the generativ organs. You should examin the urin care

[It seems to me that you are giving her too fully and repeatedly, and we believe you will

many proprietary preparations, the constitufind some abnormality in constituent or quan

ents, and consequently the value, of which, no tity. Tho woman has been described as “a

man knows very definitly. I suggest that constipated biped with a pain in her back,

you abandon all medicins as soon as possible we do not believe any woman in seemingly and adopt the fresh air treatment, which you otherwise perfect health should be allowed to

are doubtless familiar with, and which can be suffer continuously with an ailment of this practised in practically any time of year, and in kind, and her doctor not be able to ascertain any part of the country, and push nutrition to the cause.

Professor Kennedy's advice Insist on her drinking freely of the utmost limit. water, and in the selection of diuretics, choose

to you was very good, but if she cannot take the milder ones, and the alkalies or lithia.

fat meats, give her fats in some other form; as some preparation of cod liver oil.

And as well as giving the oil internally if possible, I Mucous Colitis.

would also apply the plain oil externally to the Editor MEDICAL WORLD :-On page 77, February

abdomen. Do this every night, possibly every WORLD, F. E. T. asks help for his wife. Tell him to night and morning. Cod liver oil can be give her fl. ex. chaparro amaragoso (Parke, Davis &

be quite effectivly introduced by inunction in Co.). The manufacturers issue a brochure on its use. For me it has cured three or four cases of mucous coli- this way, over a more extended surface than tis and chronic dysentery, and is an invaluable remedy the abdomen. I suggest the abdomen particin these cases. It is tonic, astringent, stomachic. If the Doctor wishes he may write me direct as I will

ularly in this case, because I have known of gladly aid him in any way possible.

cases of intestinal tuberculosis, particularly in Cissna Park, Ill.

W. R. ROBERTS, M. D. children, to be apparently saved from the [We were very glad to get your suggestion, grave by free application of cod liver oil over and equally glad to publish it. If you had the abdomen. the Doctor's address you could have written The time for treating tuberculosis by drugs him direct, and saved us time and space. is past.

The open air treatment sounds the Possibly it may not now reach his eye, and be note of the the new treatment.

It not only

Ed.]

acts by giving a good supply of oxygen to the CURRENT MEDICAL THOUGHT system, but as a consequence of that supply, the appetite is greatly improved, and the

Schedule. power of the system to digest and assimilate

Inhale fumes of boiling vine food is increased, and that is the secret of the

gar; cure.

Aconite ;
Tuberculosis is a degeneration; im.

I. Dry bronchial cough: Gaultheria ; prove the nutrition sufficiently to combat the

Henbane; degenerativ process, and the cure begins,

Phosphorus ;

Pilocarpus. which if continued until recovery, solves the problem of the cure.

II. Excessiv discharge:

Acid sulfuricum ;

Turpentine. We would use in this case some intestinal anti

Aconite, codein, zinc cyanid; septic, as salol; or the sulfocarbolates. Guaialin III. Allays irritation : Pilocarpin, cannabis ; is a new chemical of the antiseptic class, not

Turpentine, emetics.

Aconite; only acting locally, but also constitutionally.

Henbane; See claims made in December WORLD, on page

IV. Restore secretion : Asclepias, emetics; facing page 568.—ED.]

Pilocarpus, lobelin;
Vinegar boiling.

Tartar emetic;
Editor MEDICAL WORLD :- I would like to ask you V. Difficult breathing :

Aspidospermin; for the name and a brief sketch of the greatest man in

Asclepias; scientific medicin and surgery, living or dead, and the

Atropin. achievements which entitle him to this distinction.

VI. To arouse sensibil-
GEO. B. THOMPSON, M. D.

ity and cause retain- | Sanguinarin ; Kansas City, Mo.

1531 Genesee St. ed secretion to be | Strychnin, etc.

thrown off. [Does anyone wish to try to answer this

-Dr. M. G. Price, in Wis. Med. Recorder. query? If so, better write to the Doctor direct, and if he wants to make a report of the

The Dry Mouth of Fevers. gist of the replies for publication, he can do

University of Virginia, January 9, 1904. so.

Of course any answer to the above ques- To the Editor :-About ten years ago I saw a case of tion will be largely a matter of opinion, also of typhoid fever in consultation. It was suspected, at information, for but few men, if any, have a

first, that the case was one of pelvic abscess, but when

I reacht the patient the symptoms were unmistakthoro and discriminating knowledge of the his- able. At this time the young woman was lying in a tory of medicin and of prominent medical

condition of semi-consciousness with a dry mouth and

The

sores on the tongue, which was dry and crackt. men.-ED.]

gentleman who askt me to see the patient complained that he knew no way of preventing this distressing

symptom, so often found in bad cases of continued Pains of Locomotor Ataxia.

fever. He said he had used the usual remedies, but Editor MEDICAL WORLD:--I am one of the unfortu

they were unsatisfactory. Since then the treatment nate ones, suffering from locomotor ataxia since 1897,

by the cold bath has done much to prevent, but has the exciting cause being diphtheria contracted from a

not entirely prevented, the dry mouth. At the time I patient. I wish some member of the profession would

suggested that, as the trouble arose from the weaktell me of a tried remedy that will relieve the ataxic

ness of the patient allowing the mouth to remain open, pains. No theoretical advice about new drugs, but

thus permitting evaporation from the moist surfaces of some treatment they have found of real benefit in this

the tongue and buccal cavity, the use of an apparatus most painful disease. I am able to walk on crutches

such as is customary with a fractured jaw might, by for short distances, and came here on account of cli

keeping the mouth closed, relieve the trouble. I had matic conditions, which are very equable and temper

not heard from the doctor until a few days ago when ate. Many invalids are sent here whose physical con

writing to me he mentioned this case, and said that he ditions are not suited to the climate at all, and would

had frequently made use of the suggestion, since my do better at their homes.

visit, and with unvarying success. Whenever, in such I would like to get something to relieve the fierceness

cases, the mouth became dry he used a wire cup and of these pains, when they come. I would also like to

a bandage under the lower jaw, and in a few hours reget the work of testing sputa and other secretions for

lief was always obtained. physicians if such were possible thru the mail.

I think it worth while to suggest this plan to gentleMEDICO,

men who are seeing many such cases.-A. H. Buckcare of, ARTHUR Á. Cottew, M.D. master, M. D., in N. Y. Med. Jour. 637 Boston Ave., San Diego.

One of the best eye washes for routine work is pre

pared by adding three drams of powdered borax to The average expenditure upon liquor by the people four ounces of camphor water. Bathe the eyes freely of this country is seventeen dollars ($17) per head, with it four times a day, allowing a little of the fluid to mostly for beer; for tobacco in all forms it is six run under the lids. The camphor water is prepared dollars ($6). Taken together, the expenditures for bv dropping a few pieces of gum camphor in a quart liquor and tobacco come to twenty-three dollars ($23) bottle of water and allowing to stand a few days, and per head, while our expenditures for the support of the picking out the camphor. This is fully as good as the government last year, including the cost of war, were U.S. P. method, and much less tiresome and expensiv. only six dollars ($6), or about one-fourth the cost of Such a wash is quickly and cheaply prepared. If the drink and smoke. We are proud of our system of pieces of camphor are large enuf to be retained in the education and we boast of our common schools, yet we bottle readily when dispensing from it, they may be apply only three dollars (53) a head, on the average, to allowed to remain, fresh water being added as fast as the support of common schools, varying from a mini- any of the camphor water is taken out; then one is mum of less than a dollar in the cotton states to five certain of always having a supply ready for immediate dollars in Massachusetts.-Jour. of Inebriety.

use.

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