The symptoms of these forms of disease are, difficulty of breathing, which generally comes on towards night, tightness across the chest, together with a peculiar wheezing, being frequently threatened with immediate suffocation on attempting to lie down. Towards morning the symptoms abate, and the patient feels much easier. At other times the symptoms are so mild as to subject the patient to little inconvenience, and in children it is usually called phthisic.


Half a tea-spoonful of tincture lobelia, or half tea-spoonful of skunk cabbage, repeated as occasion requires, in half a cupful of pennyroyal tea, will usually afford immediate relief. For a permanent cure, take two our three full courses of medicine in as many days, after which take spiced bitters, composition, and pills No. 1, according to directions, for two or three weeks.