After each tapeworm cure, the children must be nourished mainly on soup and broths for two or three clays. The worms and links that have been passed should be burned, and not thrown into the closet or sink; and any vessels that have been used to receive the evaeuations should be carefully disinfected with boiling water and cleansed. In the interests of all those that come into contact with the patient, the strictest cleanliness must be observed.
In former clays, the favorite remedy was ethereal extract of filix mas, in a dose of 0.5 Gni. (7 gr.) for each year of the child's life: but never exceeding a maximun dose of 5. Gm. (70 gr.). We also used for one year the flowers of kousso; and of these we gave 1.0 Gm. (15 gr.) for each year of the child's age, but never exceeded 8.0 Gm. (120 gr.) in older children. These remedies may be given floating on tea or syrup, and the children may be persuaded to drink them quickly by promising them candy or some other dainty afterward. After taking the vermifuge, a rest in bed was ordered in all eases, to avoid the marked tendency to vomiting that often develops. At the end of two or three hours, the patient received a teaspoonful of the freshly-prepared vermifuge every fifteen or thirty minutes, until the effect was produeed; and in addition, often a rectal enema.
The close of canella, which may be given in tablets or pills, or mixed with sugar, is 3-5-8 Gm. (45, 75, 120 gr.). As to pomegranate bark, (which can be taken as a decoction of from 5 Gm. (75 gr.) to three-fourths of an ounce of the bark, macerated in 200 c.e. (six ounces) of water for twenty-four hours, of which three to four portions are taken in the course of a day), pelletierin, and koussin, I have no individual experience. The tapeworm tritol (Dietrich) (a jelly-like emulsion of extract of filix Inas, diastasic malt, and castor-oil), as well as filmaron and teniol, I have not personally used.
Active prophylaxis should consist in a knowledge of the life conditions and the mode of introduction into the organism of the dif ferent forms of tmnia. The more generally such knowledge is popularly distributed, the sooner may we hope that certain forms of trellis will become very rare among educated persons, or perhaps disappear entirely from view.