These are usually considered dangerous forms of disease.; but their danger depends on other symptoms. If there are other symptoms of consumption, bleeding from the lungs is difficult to cure.


A strong tea of witch hazel leaves will usually check bleeding from the lungs or stomach. If this does not check it, give a teaspoonful of composition once in fifteen minutes, and immerse the feet in hot water. After giving composition two or three times, add half a teaspoonful of antispasmodic tincture to the same, and continue it until vomiting is produced. No danger need be apprehended in taking an emetic of lobelia. I have given them repeatedly in these cases with the happiest result.