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October 15, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(16):507-508. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400150027009

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Ulexine—Papaw—Surgery for Nurses—Miner's Nystagmus—Funnel-end Œsophageal Tubes—Prescription for Hay Fever and Summer Catarrh—Turpentine in Headache.

With a degree of unconventional boldness which some will characterize as bordering upon audacity Mr. E. Harry Fenwick, the well-known specialist in diseases of the urinary system, treated the students of St. Peter's Hospital at a recent lecture, to a discourse of a very different kind to the ordinary run of "hospital lectures." The lecture in question included a succinct description of the more important properties of cocaine, kava-kava, strophanthus, salix nigra, pinus sylvestris, lycopodium, etc., which Mr. Fenwick has found exhibited by the respective drugs in his own actual practice. The lecturer commenced by referring to the changes which had been introduced into our therapeutical practice of late years, and pointed out how much more had been done on the Continent than in England, although here we were in some respects

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