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July 23, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(4):125. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400030029016

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Dear Sir:  In The Journal of July 2 is an article giving Dr. Talma's treatment of dyspepsia with hydrochloric acid. For the last twelve years I have met with almost unlimited success in treating dyspepsia with this agent, though I perhaps use it in stronger solution than Dr. Talma. I use it in the proportion of about [unk]ij nitro muriatic acid to [unk]iv water, believing that the combination of the two acids is better than one alone. I invariably give the solution in teaspoonful doses immediately after meals. I have treated some of the most severe cases, and have cured some of the most obstinate, with this combination.When the heart is sympathetically affected I have used tinct. digitalis, gtt. v-vj, three times a day with good results.When there is constipation I have of late had excellent result from a combination of cascara sagrada and fluid extract juglans cinerea,

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