It is stated by those who are apparently informed, that many Japanese physicians use charcoal as a general antidote to agents which have been taken into the stomach which will produce poisoning.
These observations, it is stated, have been farther proved by French physicians who claim that if powdered charcoal is taken soon after the ingestion of poison in very large quantities, its influence upon the poison will be noticed from the first.
A tablespoonful may be mixed with a little water and taken frequently in divided doses, the whole amount within one or two hours.
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The statement is made in The Medical Council, that a case of writer's cramp of fifteen years' duration was cured by the simple process of tying a piece of rubber tubing round the arm over the biceps muscle, morning and evening, for twenty minutes each time.
Within a week the improvement was permanently apparent.
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A recent writer suggests that a dressing be applied to warts and wart-like moles, of a two percent solution of pure carbolic acid. It is applied on a small piece of cotton immediately over the mole and covered with a piece of rubber protective large enough to cover all the dressing.
This is held in place by a bandage of adhesive plaster. It should be moistened once or twice every day. This will remove a mole or wart without a scar.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.