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DIPHTHERE

" A few years ago," says a Home paper when diphtheria was raging m England, r gentleman accompanied the celebrated Dr Field on his rounds to witness the sooalled " wonderful cares " whioh he performed, while the patlenti of other dootors were dropping on all sides. The remedy, to be so rapid, must be simple ; all lie took with h ; m was flour Balphar, and a quill, and with this ha cured every patient without ion. He put a teaepoonful of Soar brim stona into a wine gla├ča of water, and stirred it with his finger instead of a spoon, as the sulphur does not readily amalgamate with water. When the sulphur was well mixed he gave it as a gargle, and m ten minutes the patient wa3 out of danger. Brimstone kills every species of fungus iv man, beast, and plant m ten minutes Instead of spitting out the gargle he recommeuded the swallowing of it. In extreme oases m whioh ha had been called jast m the nlok of time, when the fungus was too nearly closing to allow of the gargl nsj he blew the sulphur through a quill ibto the throat, and after the fungus had nhrunk f to allow of it, then gave the gargle. He never lost a patient from diphtheria. If a patient oannot gargie, t ike a live ooa', put It on a shovel, and sprinkle a spoonful or two of flour of brimstone upon it ; let the sufferer inhile the fumes, and the fungus will die,' f

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DIPHTHERE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2173, 15 July 1889

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DIPHTHERE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2173, 15 July 1889

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