Report on Dermatology

G. H. TILDEN
1885 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
follow the old routine. Is it not time to begin a new order of things, to get out of the old path into one that will lead to better results, since free from the former risk? Would it not be wiser for every practitioner to equip and acquaint himself with galvanic battery, and make trial of this, rather than, at once, to opium? Would it not be far more prudent to provide his neuralgic patient if occasion required with this, and instruct as to its use, rather than supply morphia, or an opiate
more » ... , or an opiate prescription, which, as every one knows, can be so easily refilled, to excess, or, most pernicious of all advice, -since it is almost sure to have a ruinous ending, -to counsel the purchase and self-using of a hypodermic syringe? Let each one put this query to himself and weigh well the answer.
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