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An Attempted Suicide by Illuminating Gas
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
was due then to cardiac weakness. For tympanitis injections of soap and water or oil, emulsion of assafctida and turpentine were used, with occasional doses of calomel and high insertion of the rectal tube left in for half an hour, the latter being extremely beneficial and facilitating the expulsion of gas. Cracked, bleeding lips and other conditions were treated as they arose. The infant made a perfect convalescence,-the first case of recovery in infancy with the meningeal complications I find reported.doi:10.1056/nejm190403241501206 fatcat:urazxs4n75ebxex5a6yuzyiyp4