Evans and Murphy (U.S.) by the external application of Collodion. It appeared to hasten resolution, and to remove induration.
Mitchell,§§ of Dublin. He considers it superior in efficacy to the Nitrate of Silver. The ulcerated surface having been wiped clean and dry, the solution is applied with a camel's-hair brush and allowed to dry. The application requires to be renewed in forty-eight hours, as the mucus collects beneath the surface and raises it. It appears to be a matter of great doubt whether Collodion will be found, on further experience, as serviceable in this lesion as is anticipated. The constant application of so powerfully a contractive power will, in all probability, give rise to much irritation of the uterus and its appendages, which would render its use inadvisable.
* Lancet, June 27, 1849. Ibid. Nov. 18, 1848. Monthly Journ. of Med. Sciences, July 1848. § Lancet, Jan. 13, 1849. II Ibid. Jan. 1, 1849. ¶ Ibid. Dec. 9, 1849.
** Amer. Journ. of Med. Sciences, April 1849.
Lancet, March 5, 1864.
North Western Med. Journ. March; and April 1851.
§§ Dublin Med, Press, Oct. 1848.
952. In Blennorrhagic Orchitis and Epididymitis, Collodion was proposed as a remedy by Bonnafont; but from the results of thirty-eight cases treated by Ricord,* the practice appears to be not very efficient.
Robinson, He considers that a stopping for teeth may be formed of it more durable than gold; the former, however, requiring to be renewed occasionally. After the mouth has been well washed with soda and water, and any foreign substances removed from the cavity of the decayed tooth, he drops from a point the Collodion, to which has been added a few grains of Morphia, after which he fills up the cavity with Asbestos, and saturates with Collodion. Lastly, he places over this a pledget of bibulous paper. In a few seconds the whole becomes solidified, and forms an excellent protection to the exposed nerve.
954. In Entropium or Inversion of the Eyelids, Collodion has been successfully employed by Mr. Bowman. He directs the lid to be restored to its natural position, while the Collodion is being applied, by making gentle pressure outwards on the integument below the canthus. In this way the skin of the lower lid is horizontally grooved, while, at the same time, it is left exposed so as to receive the Collodion. It should be held in this position until the Collodion has contracted, at least to such a degree as may be sufficient to maintain the right position of the lid during the further stages of the contraction. One application is generally sufficient; in some instances it requires to be repeated. To insure its success, the Collodion should be concentrated; the surface of the lid should be perfectly dry; the patient's head should be inclined to one side, to allow the tears to run out at one corner of the eye, and not over the lid and cheek; and finally, the Collodion should not be removed for some days. Two cases of Chronic Entropium thus successfully treated are related by Mr. W. Batten.§ One of his cases was thus treated as far back as 1847.
* L'Union Med., Sept. 14,1854. Med. Times, Dec. 28, 1848.
Lond. Journ. of Med., April 1851. § Lancet. Oct. 27, 1855.