In the treatment of severe cases of sunstroke, a French journal says that it is the custom in India to give enemas of ice-water, using about a pint. These are repeated every ten or fifteen minutes until the headache disappears and the temperature falls to normal. Perfect success is claimed for the method.
At first thought this would seem to be a rational measure, as there are no local congestive or inflammatory symptoms. If any reader has adopted this course in sunstroke I should be glad to have a report.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.