The two following prescriptions I have used in cases of irritation at the neck of the bladder, the first especially, in elderly men where the frequency of urination was the only troublesome symptom; the latter, where there has been previous disease of the urethra, or of the prostate gland. The latter prescription I think will be found valuable in many cases of urethral irritation, especially if there is weakness of the organs.
|Specific med. elaterium||drops. 20|
|Aqua destil. q. s .||ozs. 4|
Mix. Sig.: Teaspoonful every two hours.
|Spec. med. staphysagria||dr. 1|
|Fl. ex. hyoscyamus||drs. 3|
|Spec. med. triticum.||ozs. 1/2|
|Normal tr. vesicaria||oz. 1|
|Aqua destil q. s||ozs. 4|
Mix. Sig.: Teaspoonful three times a day an hour after eating.
In a severe case of chordee, I gave my patient twenty drops of specific gelsemium, early in the evening and repeated the dose at bedtime. This produced entire immunity from the disorder. There was no erection whatever during the night, but entire flaccidity. These suggestions are certainly well worth knowing.
A. J. JEDLICKE, M. D., Chicago.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.