The September issue of THE THERAPEUTIST has just arrived in which I find a great deal is said about the treatment of chorea. I have had a number of cases of chorea to treat during my thirty-five years' of practice, and I have tried all kinds of treatment. In later years I have found Macrotys, from 10 to 20 drop doses of the specific medicine four times a day, to be reliable.
I push the macrotys to its physiological effect, which is shown by a headache, then I omit it for a day or two, or reduce the dose. I always use the single remedy as indicated. I do not admire polypharmacy. I also attend to the eyes with each patient, as I have found in most of my cases that chorea may be due to astigmatism, especially in school children, where the proper adjustment of glasses has done half, at least, toward the cure for me.
T. JENSEN, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.