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In the lientery of young children, Rabuteau has found salt curative after other remedies had failed (op. cit. p. 104).
In Vomiting or Diarrhoea connected with acidity, or with incomplete digestion of fatty food, the bicarbonate of soda, with an aromatic, such as cinnamon, is very good. In children with coated, irritable, or aphthous tongue, it may be combined with a little gray powder, and for adults, especially if colic is present, it may be given in effervescence with opium. In cases of dyspepsia, etc., in weakly subjects, the use of alkalies must not be too long continued.