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characteristic prostration, and the patches on the tonsils are increasing, stop
the aconite, and supply its place with the proto-iodide of mercurius.
Let these two remedies be continued until there is a marked change for better or
worse. If for the former, let the intervals be increased to one and a half or
two hours; for the latter, and there is approaching unconsciousness, with
frequent arousing to cough up or hawk up the detached fragments fo the deposits,
that brings up tough, ropy, yellowish mucus, give kall bichromicum alone every
When the patient becomes really better, stop, and give no more medicine while
the improvement goes on satisfactorily.--P. L. Hatch, M. D., Minneapolis, Minn.
A SKILLFUL SURGEON'S PETS.
Dr. H. H. Kimball of Minneapolis, Minn., one of the most successful surgeons of
the West, contributes the three following valuable recipes:
FOR DRESSING CUTS, WOUNDS, OR SORES. --Surgeons's solution of carbolic acid and
pure glycerine mixed in equal parts, and applied on soft lint or linen cloth.
FOR BURNS. --Lime-water, olive oil, and glycerine, equal parts; applied on lint.
LINIMENT. --Three ounces each of tincture of opium, camphorated oil, and soap
FOR THE HAIR.--Wash in cold sage-tea.
FOR COLDS.--Drink hot pennyroyal-tea.
FOR WORMS.--Give rue-tea.
FOR COLIC IN CHILDREN.--Give catnip-tea.
CURE FOR WOUNDS FROM RUSTY NAILS.--Dip fat pork in turpentine and bind it on the
FOR QUINSY.--Gargle with water as hot as can be borne. This gives great relief,
even in severe cases.
BEEF-TEA.--To make beef-tea more palatable for some patients, freeze it.--Mrs.
L. N. Fuller.
TO STOP BLEEDING.--Apply wet tea-leaves or scrapings of sole-leather to a fresh
cut and it will stop the bleeding, or apply a paste of flour and vinegar.
TO STOP BLEEDING AT THE NOSE.--Bathe the feet in very hot water, drinking at the
same time a pint of cayenne pepper-tea, or hold both arms above the head.
ALUM WHEY. --Mix half ounce powdered alum with one pint sweet milk, strain, and
add sugar and nutmeg: it is good in hemorrhages, and sometimes for colic.
FOR SORE THROAT.--Take five cents' worth chlorate of potasss, dissolve, and take
a tea-spoon every hour, and also gargle with it.--Estelle Woods Wilcox.
FOR ERYSIPELAS.--A simple poultice made from cranberries, pounded fine, and
applied in a raw state, is said to be a certain cure; or slip off the outer bark
of elder, break up the wood with the inner bark, and steep in buttermilk; drink,
and apply to the parts affected.
TO REMOVE WARTS.--Touch the warts with caustic potassa, or liquor potassa, or
acetic acid. The operation is not painful, does not discolor the skin, and
removes the warts in a short time, leaving the skin perfectly smooth.
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