Editor Ellingwood's Therapeutist:
Seeing the request of Thos. B. Turnbaugh, M. D., for a cure for epilepsy in the May number of ELLINGWOOD'S THERAPEUTIST, I take pleasure in mailing you Dr. Strouse's treatment with which he says he has treated many cases without a single failure. He says you should persist in the treatment for some little time after patient is apparently well. I have never tried this treatment on any one, as epileptics are scarce in this country, due I think, to the pure air and healthful climate, but I believe that unless there should be tumors on the pineal gland this treatment will prove successful. In any way, it won't cost YOU $260 to try it.
It is my opinion that many cases of epilepsy are due to local irritation of nerves and from my experience with gelsemium or irritable nerve centers I believe it is the principal drug in the Rx that cures. Hoping you will try this and report results, and trusting it will prove curative.
The following is Dr. Strouse's cure for epilepsy:
|Specific gelsemium||dr. 1|
|Specific veratrum||dr. 1|
|Aqua dist., q. s||ozs. 4|
Mix. Sig.: A teaspoonful before meals and at bedtime.
|Podophyllin, brown||grs. 4|
Mix. Make capsules No. 24. Sig.: Take one as needed to move the bowels once or twice daily.
B. H. BURD, V. S.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.