Hydrocephalus Treated by an Operation; Case Communicated in a Letter to Dr. Warren

1818 The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science  
she prepare and give one of the powders, and put the other in her pocket. The accoucheur shall not inspect the preparation nor administration of the draught, but shall remain ignorant of which was given. When he returns home let him enter his remarks in his common place book. On his next visit he shall demand the unused powder of the nurse, and fill up the blank with ergot or coffee, as the case may be. When his twenty four powders are all used, let him read his remarks on his twenty four cases
more » ... s twenty four cases ; and if he have not recorded as wonderful effects from Ihe use of twenty grains of coffee, when the os tincae was dilated to the size of a dollar, as from" the use of a like quantity of ergot ; certainly the article was. not genuine,or, it has failed to produce its usual effects, when administered by, sir, your most obedient and humble servant, L. SPALDING.
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