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March 5, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(10):306-309. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411140028011

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The Register-General of England and Wales says that the epidemic influenza of 1890 killed twenty-seven thousand people in those countries.

Sick Headache.  —Sulphite of sodium in five-grain doses, repeated three or four times daily, is a frequent cure for this distressing complaint.The best vehicle to keep bismuth in solution is pure glycerine. This conclusion was arrived at after experimenting with various other substances.—Med. Tribune.

Deafness.  —In deafness resulting from dry catarrh of the middle ear, Dr. C. Miot has seen good results from instillation of liquid vaseline. He has never seen this method produce new growths of the tympanum, as is feared by some authorities.—Gazzetta degli Ospitali.

Ichthyol in Erysipelas.  —Dr. Julius Fessler, of Munich, claims to have had excellent results in the treatment of erysipelas by means of ichthyol internally and externally employed. It is, he says, inimical to the life of the streptococcus, thereby curing

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