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It has occurred to me that a short sketch of the value of a few remedies I have used with good results in certain cases, might be appropriate.
First, I will speak of spirits of turpentine. I have found it to be one of the best antihemorrhagics I have used. I regard it almost as a specific in hematuria. Within the last year I have had some ten cases of this trouble. I give small doses frequently repeated, say fifteen drops at intervals of three or four hours. As a matter of convenience I give on sugar in a teaspoon, instead of preparing an emulsion. Of course, in order to aid the action of the remedy I freely employ dry cupping over the kidneys. Usually in twenty-four to thirty-six hours the bleeding is arrested. In hemoptysis, either from the stomach or lungs, it is an admirable remedy, especially so when
GREENLEY TB. THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF SOME MEDICINAL AGENTS IN PHYSICAL DISEASES AND SOME PSYCHICAL TROUBLES. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(16):912–914. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450160031002k
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