Oil of cypress was known as early as 1672 (comp. p. 62). In 1892 it was recommended as a remedy against whooping cough by J. M. Bravo9) and since 1894 it has been distilled by Schimmel &Co. on a commercial scale.10) The experiences of Professor Dr. Solt-mann in connection with a large number of patients of the children's hospital in Leipzig substantiate the claims made for a remarkable efficiency of the oil in the treatment of whooping cough.1)

1) Marcus V. P. Vitruvius, De architectura. Vol. 2, p. 9. 2) Dioscorides, De materia medica libri quinque. Editio Kuhn-Sprengel 1829, vol. 1, p. 95.

3) Plinius, Naturalis historiae libri 39. Littre's edition. Cap. XVI, 575.

4) Fluckiger, Pharmakognosie. 3rd edition, p. 80.

5) Petri Andreae Matthioli Opera quae extant omnia, edit. 1598, vol. I, p. 103. 6) Euonymi Philiatri Ein kostlicher Schatz. Zurich 1555. p. 289.

7) M. Lescarbot, Histoire de la Nouvelle-France. 1612. Edit. Ed. Tross. Paris 1866. pp. 805, 811, 820.

8) Fluckiger, Dokumente zur Geschichte der Pharmazie, p. 92. 9) Deutsche Medizinal-Zeitung 13 (1892), 45. No. 4.

10) Report of Schimmel & Co. October 1894, 68 and April 1895, 29.