DIPHTHERIA AND ANTI-TOXIN

BY DR. BERTRAND P. ALLINSON. From The Anti-Vivisection Journal.   FOR those of us who like reading the signs, it would appear that the beginning of the abandonment of serum treatment is on the horizon. Serum treatment undoubtedly contains within itself the germs of its own destruction. It took more than a hundred years of … Read more

APPENDICITIS, GALLSTONES, DIPHTHERIA, ETC

Wiener A    A POSTMAN, when handing me my letters in the morning, told me that he was afraid that he would have to go to the hospital in order to be operated upon for appendicitis because he had in the right lower abdomen, in the appendix region, considerable pain which was present all the … Read more

THE DANGER OF ANTI-TOXIN TREATMENT FOR DIPHTHERIA

BY Ellis Barker J.   ON the 16th May of this year I received a heart-rending letter form an unknown correspondent worded as follows :-. DEAR SIR, – A friend has been passing on her copies of your valuable magazine, “HEAL THYSELF”, and I must say I am amazed at the wonderful cures, really they … Read more

DIPHTHERIA AND ANTITOXIN

BY JAMES HORSLEY, M.B., B.S. (From The Abolitionist)   IN any discussion on the question of whether animal experimentation should be allowed, it is not before its upholders will mention the discovery of diphtheria antitoxin as a brilliant achievement of modern science which was dependent on animal research. In view of this, and the generally … Read more

THE SWAB IN DIPHTHERIA DIAGNOSIS

By BERTRAND P. ALLINSON, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (From The Anti-Vivisection Journal).   THE letter quoted in full written by Dr. James in the British Medical journal of August 4th in our last issue,., on diphtheria diagnosis provoked a flood of correspondence from al over the country. The correspondence on the subject. It may be well to … Read more

DIPHTHERIA AND IMMUNIZATION

Beddow Bayly M     [Our bright and fearless contemporary, the Medical World, of March 9th, contained a very important letter to the Editor, which we venture or reprint. The facts and arguments employed with regard to the subcutaneous treatment of diphtheria apply to numerous other diseases as well as. Subcutaneous treatment has become a mania … Read more

TWO DESPERATE DIPHTHERIA CASES

By DR. H. J. W. BARLEE   TOWARDS the end of the year 1863 diphtheria was raging with extreme violence in St. Petersburg. In one family alone all the children, eight, died. The disease was of a very virulent form. Among the doctors practising at that time in the capital of Russia was a Dr. … Read more

INDICATIONS FOR HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES IN DIPHTHERIA

 [ From lecture notes of W.J.S. Powers, M.D.]. GEORGE E. DIENST, M.D.   Gargling or spraying with alcohol destroys the diphtheritic germs, dissolves the membrane and counteracts the terrible prostration. AMMONIUM CAUSTICUM. Diphtheritic croup, very hoarse; almost aphonia; low, guttural, husky cough, with smothered whoop, followed by suffocative spells, with great anguish; irritable and fretful; … Read more