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Dr. Blacklock, of the Madras army, and Dr. Graves quote an extensive experience in favor of the efficacy of sulphur in these maladies; the latter observer combines it with soda and spirits of lavender, and in severe cases with opium ("On Cholera," 18G5). Mr. Prosser also finds drachm doses given with mucilage to be "one of the best remedies in epidemic diarrhoea and cholera," (Lancet, ii., 1866, p. 483). This is not a general experience, nor is it mine, although I have found sulphur in 2 or 3 gr. doses useful in the fetid, watery diarrhoea of scrofulous children, and in some cases of chronic dysenteric diarrhoea with tenesmus.