The treatment for this disease should be precisely the same as that recommended for acute catarrh of the larynx, with the exception that the local treatment should be administered to the whole chest and not to the throat alone. Great advantage will be derived from the frequent or continuous inhalation of warm vapor and the constant wearing of warm, moist compresses on the chest during the intervals of treatment.

No measures of general treatment will at all compare with those which excite vigorous action of the skin, as the warm blanket pack, the wet sheet pack, and the Turkish, Russian, or vapor, baths.

The diet should be restricted to very simple, unstimulating food, such as fruits and grains, and should also be limited in quantity. Decided benefit may be derived in the majority of cases by drinking very freely of warm mucilaginous drinks. A number of glasses, six to ten, should be taken during the day.

A dry, cold, atmosphere should be avoided in the winter time. The patient should remain in-doors most of the time, so as to secure a uniform, warm, moist atmosphere. This measure must not be carried to an excess, however; and while the patient is confined, care should be taken to secure for him proper exercise by means of calisthenics, med ical gymnastics, etc., together with massage and an abundance of fresh pure air. The employment of expectorants and the hundreds of familiar remedies which are recommended as "sure cures" for a "cold," in the majority of cases do no good, but positive harm. In case expectoration is exceedingly profuse, it may often be diminished somewhat by inhalation, by means of the inhaler previously described, of vapor of tar, in the proportion of a dram to an ounce of water.

In young children suffering from the disease, the lungs are likely to be choked with the expectoration, on account of the inability to remove it by coughing. If the evidence of accumulation is very great, it may be necessary to employ a mild emetic to induce vomiting, by which means the accumulated mucus may be dislodged. This may frequently be done also by causing the child to cry violently by placing it in a cold bath, rubbing the feet with a brush, or some similar means.