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Out of two hundred and fifty-two cases of croup, collected from different authors, eighty-six were cured and a hundred and sixty-five died. The catarrhal croup is to be treated:-1. By emetics, especially of ipecacuanha. 2 By dry frictions ; frictions with liniments of ammonia ; sometimes of ether ; blisters. Bleeding, says M. Double, will certainly hasten death in this species. 3. By the carbonates of ammonia and potash. The dose of carbonate of ammonia is ten grains once in two or three hours,doi:10.1056/nejm181404010030221 fatcat:gwnqf5ahvnd2hm4oenjvhudhh4