Deaths and Obituaries

1900 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
are slowed up, retarded, and finally changed." I have noticed it, over and over again, and I can show to-day, boys and girls -especially girls-whose instability of health is traceable to those miserable drugs. Recognizing this perversion of cell growths and functions, and despairing of having my arguments accommodated with a hearing, I felt it incumbent on me to antagonize these ef¬ fects, and it is my custom to seize every opportunity to show that the "drops" have done mischief. This is no
more » ... ief. This is no difficult task, as these children are always complaining of ails and ills. I prescribe two drops of eucalyptol in milk three times a day, and it is good to be able to say that it promotes normal cell nutrition and antagonizes the disaffection of functions. It is my experience that this works admirably, not alone in af¬ fording temporary relief, but, moreover, in ensuring permanent results. This is a matter of prophylaxis altogether valuible and interesting, and one to be heartily commended. « also using the eucalyptol for these youths out of my own cli¬ entele, and for others, who, I make no doubt, owe ill health or lessened vigor to the same cause. The results are uniformly excellent. It is not a pleasant matter to contemplate, but I submit that this "opiumism" of infancy is largely responsible for the men¬ tal perverts, the inebriety, and the lack of mental, physical, and moral stamina, so largelv in evidence.
doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460230060022 fatcat:fcqwvynqkvftzmev3zqv4czoo4