DISORDERS OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT.—Troublesome cough—as shown by Gorodtzoff, who employed it satisfac torily in a large number of cases—is greatly benefited by mustard. The disease comprised epidemic influenza, croupous pneumonia, exudative pleurisy, pulmonary- tuberculosis, and acute bron chitis. In adults the mustard was mixed with an equal amount of wheat or other meal; in the case of children the com bination was 1 part to 3 of the meal. Plasters were placed 011 the chest and the back, alternately, and were allowed to remain over night during the twenty four hours. The remedy was well borne by the patients, and no serious burns were inflicted. In cases of pneumonia, influenza, and acute bronchitis mustard was found to be an excellent substitute for morphine and other narcotics. In pbthisis and pleurisy, it is a valuable ad juvant; smaller doses of the narcotic em ployed were sufficient to produce the desired effect. In relieving the cough
tbe mustard improved the pulse and the respiration of phthisical cases.
ANTISEPSIS.—Roswell Park has called attention to the remarkably efficient properties possessed by mustard as an antiseptic or sterilizing agent for the surgeon's hands and for the skin of the parts to be operated upon. His custom is to scrub his hands thoroughly with a mixture of green or other soap, corn meal, and mustard-flour, using this for about five minutes. After rubbing it thoroughly into all the crevices and creases of the hands and nails by aid of a nail-brush, one may be absolutely cer tain that his hands are sterilized, no matter what he may have been doing previously. Mustard is an admirable deodorizing agent, and will take away from the hands all offensive odor of dead or dying tissues, iodoform, etc.