In consequence of keeping women very warm, and of using a heating diet, it not unfrequently happens that an eruption of little pimples (about the size of millet seeds, whence the name), breaks out, during the puerperal state, attended with some degree of fever. This eruption is sometimes dispersed over the whole body, but they are more usually observed about the neck and chest. This complaint, however, is not so common as it was in the good old days of "Caudle."

The patient should be kept cool, and if the bowels are confined, they should be opened by some mild laxative, as Castor Oil, or Phosphate of Soda; and the patient may take the Fever Mixture, No. 9.

After the feverish symptoms subside, the patient may take small doses of Quinine.

Quinine..................................Bight Grains.

Aromatic Sulphuric Acid.............24 Minims.

Syrup......................................Half an Ounce.

Compound Infusion of Roses...,.....Half a Pint.

Two tablespoonfuls may be taken three times a day.

The bedroom should be kept well aired, and the diet of the patient should be light and nourishing. Gruel, sago, chicken broth, boiled fresh fish, etc.