The various measures recommended for the successful treatment of failing cardiac, renal and hepatic functions, with their concurrent edema of more or less severity, are legion, and one would be unwise to undertake the treatment of such conditions without a full appreciation of the value of each. Drugs, physical therapeutics and diet form the triad upon which reliance is usually placed, and generally speaking, in the lay as well as in the professional mind the greatest of these is drugs. There are many dropsical cases in the treatment of which one must use all three ; there are many in which physical measures may be safely dispensed with, and there are many cases of severe renal and cardiac breakdown in which drugs as well as physical measures may be disregarded ; but there are none in which diet has not earned a well-deserved and fixed place.
It may be stated without
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