Much attention was a few years since drawn to the seeds of the common pumpkin, Cucurbila Pepo, as a remedy in tapeworm. Something had been long known of the presumed efficacy of these seeds; but it was from statements published in our own journals of their efficiency in individual cases, that they have recently come into notice, whether in Europe or this country. The reader will find a brief history of the remedy in the twelfth edition of the U. S. Dispensatory (page 639). Since the publication of the statements there made, other confirmatory evidence has been adduced, and a case has fallen within my own knowledge, which had gone through a course of treatment with all the most efficient remedies in tapeworm, koosso alone excepted, with but partial effect, in which the pumpkin seeds proved promptly successful. There seems little room to doubt their extraordinary efficiency; I say extraordinary, in consideration of their perfect blandness and harmlessness, so far as is known, in their action upon the human economy. Two ounces are usually given for a dose. Like the other anthelmintics, they should be taken upon an empty stomach; and the best period of the day is the morning, before breakfast. They may be administered in the form of an electuary, prepared by first depriving them of their outer covering, and then rubbing them into a paste with sugar and a little water. But a more elegant plan is to form them into an emulsion, by rubbing them thoroughly first with a little sugar, and then with from eight to twelve fluidounces of water gradually added. The whole quantity should be taken on one occasion, but in successive draughts. in about two hours, they should be followed by a full dose of castor oil.*