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Turpentine for Lung Treatment.

A writer m the "Medical and Surgical Journal" says:—-" I have been using pure oil of turpentine m affections of the throat for sometime, and find better and more satisfactory results than from any other remedy I ever tried. I use the ordinary hand atomiser, and throw a spray of the liquid into the throat every few minutes, or at longer intervals, according to the gravity of the case. The bulb of the instrument should be compressed as the act of inspiration commences, so as to ensure application of the remedy to the whole surface, which can be done m cases of children very successfully. It is surprising how a diphtheritic membrane will melt away under an almost constant spray of pure oil of turpentine. I now use the ! turpentine spray whenever a child complains of sore throat of any kind. In eases of tuberculosis of the lungs, bronchitis, and the later stages of pneumonia, I have found the turpentine inhalation very beneficial. I use an atomiser, or paper funnel, from which the turpentine may be inhaled at will. I hang around the bed and m the room flannel cloths saturated with oil of turpentine m all cases of catarrhal bronchitis—m fact, m all affections of the air passages, and my patients express themselves as being j much relieved." I

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Turpentine for Lung Treatment., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2533, 2 October 1890

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Turpentine for Lung Treatment. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2533, 2 October 1890

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