DISCUSSION ON DR. F. A. PACKARD'S PAPER "TRICHINOSIS IN THE UNITED STATES."

1897 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
are frightened when I tell them that I have frequently given a drachm of tincture of nux vómica at a dose, three times a day. Strychnia I have given in the same proportion, after gradually working up to that dose. The use of strychnia and nitroglycerin alternately simply produces the same condition which we can bring about by baths and exercise-dilatation of the arterioles, etc. If we can bring about these effects without introducing poisons into the body, we can do much better for our
more » ... er for our patients, and I want to enter a strong plea here for the employment of exercises, such as are used in the Nauheim treatment, and for the use of baths whether they do or do not include salt or carbonic acid. Use baths, rubbing of the skin, and all measures which we can without drugs, and when these fail we can fall back on drugs.
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