A writer in the Medical World gives a very simple cure for earache. He fills the bowl of a new clay pipe lightly with cotton and on this he drops three or four drops of chloroform. He then places the tip of the pipe stem in the child's ear, and the bowl of the pipe to his mouth, and blows gently into the bowl, blowing the chloroform from the pipe stem into the child's ear, producing, he claims, relief as if by magic.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.