Impacted cerumen in the ears may be removed by dropping a few drops of hydrogen-peroxid into the ear, and following this a few minutes later by a thorough syringing with a strong boracic acid solution.
Umbilical hernia can nearly always be cured by the application of a pad which can be kept in place with adhesive strips, changing the pad perhaps once a week. Trusses are difficult to keep in position.
Femoral hernia should be cured by a radical operation. A truss is only a makeshift and a great inconvenience.
From two to ten minims of camphorated phenol may be injected into a ganglion in the wrist and repeated, if necessary, after a few days. No preliminary aspiration is needed. This is usually a successful method.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.