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Frictions With Lard

Sources: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

were used already by Caelius Aurelianus, and recently re-introduced

into practice, by Drs. Daene and Schneemann, in Germany, and by Dr.

Lindsley, in America. Even hydriatic physicians have tried them

with some success. However, notwithstanding the strong recommendations

of the remedy on the part of the above named practitioners and others,

the efficacity of it as a general remedy for scarlet-fever has not been

confirmed. On the contrary, Berend and Hauner found that it did

not prevent desquamation, as it had been asserted, and even Richter

restricts his commendations to the vague assertion "that it seemed to

him as if the cases when he used the lard were made milder than they

would have been without it."