1831. In Diabetes, Dr

Theophilus Thompson* states that he is strongly impressed with the value of this remedy, and that the benefit derived from it, in many respects, is often remarkable. He mentions a case in which Creosote and other remedies had been previously administered with little advantage, in which he employed it with benefit. At the time he first saw the patient, the quantity of urine passed in twenty-four hours was ten pints. The following table will show the progress under the Cod Liver Oil treatment; -

Dates.

Remedies.

Urine.

Quantity.

Specific Gravity.

April

Cod Liver Oil, two drachms, three times a day ....

Ten pints.............

''

Ditto ditto.......

Six pints..............

''

Ditto ditto......

Four pints...........

''

Ditto four times daily..

Six pints............

May

Ditto five times daily...

Three pints..........

''

Ditto ditto.......

Three pints..........

''

Ditto ditto.......

Two pints and a quarter

The patient subsequently went under other care, and a relapse ensued; the Oil was resumed after nine months with temporary advantage; but she ultimately sank under the disease. It is, however, a remedy which deserves an extended and fair trial.

1832. In Anaemic States, And In Neuralgia And Sciatica Associated With Anaemia, Dr

Thompson states that the Oil has been productive of the most satisfactory results. Whenever arterial or venous murmurs indicate such a condition, a rapid improvement may be expected to follow the administration of the Oil, even without the assistance of ferruginous medicines.

1833. In Lupus, The Oil Has Proved Effectual In The Practice Of Dr

Begbie. He draws the following conclusions: - 1, that the constitutional treatment of Lupus by Cod Liver Oil is eminently useful and successful; 2, that, when the constitution of the patient is strongly affected with the syphilitic taint, the exhibition of small doses of Mercury or Iodine, in conjunction with the Oil, will probably be found more successful than when the Oil is given alone. It is chiefly useful in Lupus Exedens. In Psoriasis, Acne, and many other chronic Skin Diseases, it is a valuable adjuvant to the arsenical and other modes of treatment.