Cod-liver Oil has been of late years a very favorite remedy in Consumption. It is said that the patient recovers flesh and weight, resumes a healthier aspect, and has sensations of returning strength and comfort. Meanwhile his cough is mitigated, he expectorates less, his pulse is reduced in frequency, hectic symptoms disappear, and on examination by the stethoscope there appears a change for the better in the diseased lung. These are the statements in favor of the Oil, of Sir Thomas Watson. He further adds: I have often been surprised as well as gratified by the improvement that has followed the use of this remedy, in consumptive patients. The earlier it is resorted to, the better; but, in every stage of the disease its healing has been fully ascertained. In many advanced cases it does no good at all; in some its restorative effect is really wonderful. He recommends that patients should commence with a teaspoonful, and gradually increase the dose to a tablespoonful, three times a day; and the Oil should be taken immediately after meals.

If Pleurisy, or Inflammation of the Lungs should occur during the progress of Consumption, it may be necessary to apply leeches to the chest; but this is to be avoided, if possible. Pains in the chest may frequently be relieved by applying a mustard poultice or small blisters, or by painting the chest from time to time with Tincture of Iodine.

The occurrence of another disease will sometimes, for a time, stop the consumptive symptoms. Sir B. Brodie mentions a case-where, after the amputation of a scrofulous leg, phthisical symp toms, very little noticed before, rapidly increased. The progress of Consumption is often suspended by pregnancy, and while a mother is suckling her child, if the suckling is not continued too long. And it is said to be a rare thing for pregnant women to die of Consumption. Many consumptive women, however, who become pregnant, go off rapidly after their confinement.

If the patient is troubled with night-sweats, he may take the following:

Aromatic Sulphuric Acid..................Three Drams.

Compound Tincture of Cardamons......One Ounce.

Laudanum.....................................A Dram and a Half.

Syrup...........................................One Ounce.

Compound Infusion of Roses, sufficient to make half a pint.. A tablespoonful may be taken three or four times a day.

If the bowels are irritable, and the mixture should produce diarrhoea, the patient must leave it off, and take instead five grains of the Compound Kino Powder, three or four times a day. This preparation is strongly recommended by Sir Thomas Watson in these cases. And instead of the acid mixture-to stop the sweating-the surface of the body may be sponged at bedtime with milk-warm vinegar and water. One part of vinegar to three or four of water.

The different preparations of iron are often found of value in Consumption; the patient may try the different preparations one after another, till he finds one that suits his constitution. Some constitutions will not bear iron well. It increases the cough, occasions headache, and heat of skin, and distresses instead of relieving the patient. Dr. Watson says: "I have frequently succeeded in checking the wasting sweats by the tincture of the per-chloride, given in doses of twenty minims thrice a day, after other expedients had failed me." The Compound Iron Mixture, under the name of Dr. Griffith's Mixture, has had a great reputation in these cases. The patient may therefore begin with that, (and try the others in rotation,) two tablespoonfuls three times a day; or..

Citrate of Iron..............................Eighty Grains.

Tincture of Orange Peel...............One Ounce.

Syrup..........................................One Ounce.

Water sufficient to make..................Half a Pint.

One tablespoonful three times a day.

Or leave out the Citrate of Iron, and add:

Tincture of Perchloride of Iron.........Five Drams,

Or, Tincture of Acetate of Iron............Five Drams.

Or, Phosphate of Iron........ ...............Eighty Grains,

Or, Iodide of Iron............................Sixteen grains; increasing the quantity by degrees, to..Two Drams.

Or the patient may try the effervescing iron powders recommended under the heading of "Greensickness."

To quiet the cough, the patient may try the following:

Paregoric......................................Two Ounces.

Essence of Aniseed...........................Two Ounces.

Ipecacuanha Wine...........................One Ounce.

Tincture of Tolu..............................One Ounce.

Oxymel of Squills...........................One Ounce.

Syrup............................................Two Ounces.

Water, sufficient to make....................One Pint.

One or two teaspoonfuls may be taken several times a day; whenever the cough requires it. If the patient wishes for a change, he may try any of the other cough mixtures prescribed in this work.

The physicians to the Brompton hospital recommend Bismuth as a remedy for the consumptive diarrhoea: it may be taken in the following way:

Subnitrate of Bismuth........................One Dram.

Crumb of bread, a sufficient quantity to make twenty-four pills.

Two, three times a day.

An injection of half a pint of gruel or thin starch, containing 20 or 30 drops of Laudanum, often affords the patient considerable comfort.

Sucking Gum Arabic also, an ounce or two a day, will not only relieve the cough, but will also give a soothing coating to the intestines.