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several other medicines enumerated by our Author, are indispensable articles in a medicine chest, especially when the family reside at a distance from any medical practitioner; but they should be kept under lock and key. When the liver becomes affected by a residence in hot climates, or by the unhappy fondness for spirituous liquors,' we agree with our Surgeon, that calomel is prodigiously effective.' But as our present business is with young mothers and their infants, in whom the liver is not likely to be affected by such causes, we have only to recommend most earnestly, that calomel be never taken from the medicine-chest, but under specific medical directions. As to wine of antimony, given by our Author under the head of Emetics, we must protest against its use for any such purpose. On this point, we are directly at issue with our Author, who prefers it to the far more innocent and wholly unobjectionable medicine, the powder or wine of ipecacuanha. He gives a curious reason for preferring the wine to the powder -' as they' (the wines) are less nauseous, and produce vomiting (i. e. nausea) 'sooner.' We prefer the powder.


We should throw some other medicines out of his domestic catalogue, as either superfluous, or proper only to be kept in reserve for medical directions. But we have, we hope, said enough to induce our Author to reconsider his advice, and to caution our readers against the best intentioned anonymous * general directions.

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