AFFECTIONS OF THE NOSE AND THROAT. — Powdered aristol can be blown through the finest tubes to the remotest parts, and it firmly adheres to the mucous membranes. Sneezing or other unpleasant symptoms are not pro duced by its use. It increases secretion, and is therefore not to be recommended in the treatment of acute rhinitis or in other disorders in which there is much secretion. In all forms of chronic rhi nitis in which the secretions are dimin ished or absent, the treatment by aristol is more or less successful.
Arista] tried in 11 cases of acute rhini tis, but found valueless. In 9 cases of rhinitis sicca. even when complicated by pharyngitis sicca, the results were good. In 3 eases of rhinitis atrophicans simplex, 6 of rhinitis atrophica fcctida, 2 cases of specific ozrena, with perforation of the septum cartilaginuin, and 7 eases of laryngitis, the results were also favor able. Hughes (Deutsche med. Woch., Nay 1, '90).
Aristol is a more or less useful remedy in the treatment of nose and throat dis eases, especially in cases of ozmua. In ozrena, a solution, in liquid petroleum, in the proportion of 90 grains to the ounce, may be employed. NV. C. Phillips (N. Y. Med. Jour., May 23, '91).
In atrophic rhinitis, a valuable deodor izer and germicide, possessing, further more, the property of being somewhat stimulating and tending to increase the active watery elements of the abnor mally inspissated secretions. Insufilated
with a powder-blower, after thoroughly cleansing. H. C. Bra islin ( Brooklyn Med. Jour., June, '91).
Aristol has been found serviceable in endometritis, ero sions, hyperplasia cervicis, parametritis, and eczema vulva?. No unpleasant symp toms were produced, though large quan tities were used. Iodine could not be found in either the urine or the saliva.
In chronic endometritis aristol acts as a valuable alterative, dissolved in a 10 per-cent. solution of albolene. NV. B. Chase (Brooklyn Med. Jour., Jan., '94).
In endometritis, after thorough cau terization of the diseased membrane or curetting, the value of aristol in powder by insulation is especially to be recom mended. No deleterious effects from absorption need be feared and perfect asepsis is assured. Its value in ulcera tions of the os and lacerations of the vaginal wall is self-evident. G. C. M. Meier (Times and Register, Apr. 11, '96).