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The rational treatment for constipation consists in
administering an hepatic stimulant that will restore
the liver to a normal condition without debilitating the
system by catharsis.
CHIONIA is a reliable agent

for this purpose. Unlike other remedies, it does not

dispose the bowels to subsequent costiveness.

DOSE: One Fluid Drachm, three times a day.



Functional Wrongs of Women.

For the functional wrongs of women ALETRIS CORDIAL (Rio) possesses remarkable curative influence. It exerts its special tonic action on the whole uterine system, and it is therefore indicated in all abnormal conditions of the female system, without regard as to whether it is Dysmenorrhea, Menorrhagia, Leucorrhea, Amenorrhea, or any other functional wrong peculiar to the female.

Women suffering from Aching Back, BearingDown Abdominal Pains, or soreness in the Lumbar Region, should be given ALETRIS CORDIAL in teaspoonful doses-four or five times

a day.

Creasote in Gastric Affections. According to Dr. Theodore Zanger, of Zurich, who has contributed a paper on creasote to the Correspondenzblatt fur Schweizerische Aerzte, the present tendency to think that the larger the dose of this drug the better in phthisical cases, is by no means justified by experience, for the best results are often obtained with very small doses indeed. He believes that their beneficial effect

is due to their action on the stomach, causing it to do its work better, and so to improve the nourishment of the system. He finds that in many cases of purely gastric affections, with or without diarrhea, or other intestinal symp-` toms, minute doses of creasote will often succeed when other remedies have failed. In the gastro-enteritis of children, and in the vomiting of.pregnancy, he has been greatly struck with its effects. The doses he gives vary from one-eleventh of a grain in children to one-third of a grain in adults. He prescribes it with enough spirit to dissolve it in a spoonful of water, with or without mucilage. Black coffee or mint tea may be employed, if necessary, to disguise the taste. Where infantile diarrhea exists without vomiting, he has often found creasote valuable. In the milder forms of the vomiting of pregnancy small doses of creasote have always produced an improvement, and he thinks that even in severe cases a trial of the same treatment should be made.

The Relation of Foods to Work. We are learning that the economy of foods is not a matter of dollars and cents only. It is the amount of returns on the money spent in strength, in nerve power, in brain power, that is important. The housekeeper endeavors to know how much strength, heat, fat, and energy she buys in meat, flour, vegetables, and the chemical results of heat applied to foods. She prefers to preserve the health of her family to curing disease; she knows the waste that illness involves; the old-time shield and protector of conscience that threw the responsibility of disease on God has been dissolved by science. We know what follows if the body is not well

nourished, if the air breathed is not kept pure. The relation between drains and fevers is no longer a mysterious dispensation of Providence. Good health is now recognized as the combination of inheritance, environment, food, and a just knowledge of ability, strength, and self-control. The educated woman of to-day is not the woman who knows poetry, history, art, and literature only, but she who adds to these things a knowledge of sanitation, hygiene, and foods, and who applies her knowledge to the business of living.

True economy consists in buying the least quantity of waste. We grow more careful in buying foods as we learn what proportion of them is necessarily waste.

We should scorn the business man who did not study to manage his business with the least possible loss. If he put his money into machinery, we should expect that, if he wished to make money on his investment, he would see to it not only that his machinery yielded the greatest amount of product, but also that the best intelligence at his command should be used to protect the machinery from useless wear and tear. Its product would not be produced by its own destruction; nor would its product be turned out in intervals of activity, followed by intervals of idleness, made necessary by break-downs from overwork or neglect. Repairs are made out of profits made on products.

Work done in ill health is sometimes good work, but rarely. Even then, who can say how much better that work would have been done if the producer had been in perfect health?

It is this close relation between that machine, the body, the care it receives, and the work it does, that makes the question of foods so important, so imperative, so worthy the best intelligence of every housekeeper.-The Outlook.

Prompt Relief.

Dr. L. H. Jones, Ellenboro, W. Va., says that as a quick relief in all painful maladies, Papine has no equal. That when all other opiates disagree with the stomach, Papine may be used without unpleasant after-effects.



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Prof. Eichhorst, Director of the Medical Clinic of the Zurich University, who is using KRYOFINE very extensively, says:

"As a reliably active dose 71⁄2 grains of Kryofine has been ascertained to be sufficient; one achieves there with a result as with 15 grains of Phenacetin."

KRYOFINE has shown itself efficacious in the fever of consumptives, in streptococcus diphtheria, tubercular meningitis, and ulcerative endocarditis. It has frequently proven itself a good anti-neuralgic and in recent sciatica its rapid effect was almost startling.

In a man with alcoholic polyneuritis, for whose intense pain sodium salicylate, phenacetin, antipyrin and exalgin had been prescribed without any effect, by means of Kryofine alone a very prolonged relief from pain was effected.

Kryofine causes no depression nor diaphoresis, and is applicable in all cases of pyrexia.

Trial sample and clinical reports sent on request.






INDIGESTION AND MALNUTRITION. Specially indicated in Phthisis and other Wasting Diseases.

Seng increases the secernent action of the digestive organs, and thus causes them to perform their natural duty. Its use is usually followed by an increase in weight and strength.

DOSE.-One or more teaspoonfuls before or during meals. For babies, one to fifteen drops during each feeding.




Hemorrhage in a Case of Hemophilia.

Dr. Bienwald describes, in the Semaine Médécal, an ingenious method employed by him to control the bleeding from a small wound of the face in a case of hemophilia in a child two years old. Having failed to arrest the hemorrhage by the application of ferric chloride, some blood was obtained by aspiration from a healthy subject, and deposited upon the wound. In a few minutes coagulation took place, and the hemorrhage at once ceased.-Richmond Jour. of Practice.

Tuberculous Laryngitis.

According to M. R. Botey, the following formula combines in one remedy the advantages of cauterizing with lactic acid, and painting with phenicated glycerin. The laryngeal mucosa is first rendered anesthetic with a ten per cent solution of cocaine, and then touched with the mixture, commencing with a small amount of phenic and lactic acid in the glycerin, and gradually increasing until the following limit is reached:

Phenic acid, one to five grammes; lactic acid, two to fifteen grammes; neutral glycerin, twenty grammes. For external use.-Semaine Méd.

Modified Air.

A simple means for supplying to the air what we may deem is needed, and at the same time to modulate it to suit the need of the case, both in regard to its temperature and humidity, is that of the using of a sheet or blanket wet with either warm or cold water, that has been saturated with salt, sulphur, or (vinegar) weak acetic acid, to be hung up in the room to saturate the air for inhaling, and this will give better results for some pulmonary troubles than that of special medicines, if given to the patient

internally.-DR. G. W. BOWEN, in Hahn. Advocate.

The Infantile Sedative.

Dr. T. R. Price, Glyndon, Md., says: I find Peacock's Bromides superior to the ordinary bromide mixtures. I find it especially useful in the treatment of children, and intend to continue its use.

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Does not purge, per se, but under its use the Liver and Bowels gradually resume their normal functions.

DOSE.-One Fluid Drachm three times a day.



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