This form of disease is usually occasioned by checking perspiration, and is most prevalent when the weather is damp and variable. The pain is very acute, and frequently changes from one part of the system to another.


This form of disease yields readily to the Thomsonian practice. The patient should take three or four courses of medicine in as many days, if the attack is very violent. The part affected should be bathed with the stimulating liniment, and the spiced bitters, composition and pills No. 1, used according to direction until a cure is effected. I have no doubt cold water, judiciously applied, will cure this form of disease; but I have never proved it.