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May 2, 1891

MEDICAL PROGRESS.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(18):630-632. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410700018003

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Abstract

Therapeutics and Pharmacology. 

The Treatment of Typhlitis.  — In the earliest stage, absolute rest in bed, entirely liquid food, and a sedative mixture are necessities. I have generally used the liquor opii sedativus (B. P.), and occasionally joined with it some tincture of belladonna; nepenthe has also proved very valuable on two or three occasions. If the pain be very severe, a hypodermic injection of morphine will relieve it for a time, and I have found it disappear "for good" after one injection. A mustard-leaf may be applied to the seat of the pain, and followed up by a linseed poultice every two hours, or a hot fermentation or spongiopilin if the poultice be too heavy. A few drops of brandy or other spirit sprinkled on the flannel on the side which will touch the skin often takes away pain successfully. It is well in two or three days' time

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