The physician who depends upon the druggist for his remedies is apt to be caught, when called to attend an emergency case. In case of heart failure or angina, or severe hemorrhage, or biliary or renal colic, he should have immediate access to emergency remedies. There are but few doctors at the present time who ever allow themselves to be caught without a small case of emergency remedies in the pocket. Furthermore, the condensed active form of medicines now used, enables every practitioner to carry quite a complete armamentarium with him. Thus not only to be able to meet emergencies, but being enabled to supply the demands of many patients where delay would be serious, a full, well-selected pocket case is a most important accouterment.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.