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Examples of Koumiss
As much as possible, however, they were left to the mullein-a proceeding which was entirely satisfactory to themselves.
The patient was put as much as possible on the mullein treatment only.
Dr. Carrick, in his interesting work on the koumiss treatment of Southern Russia (page 213), says: "I have seen a consumption invalid gain largely in weight, while the disease was making rapid progress in her lungs, and the evening temperature rarely fell below 101 deg.
For phthisical night sweats it is utterly useless; but these can be completely checked by the hypodermic use of from one-eighteenth to one-fiftieth of a grain of the atropia sulphate; the smaller dose, if it will answer, being preferable, as the larger causes dryness of the pharynx, and interferes with ocular accommodation.
In advanced cases, it does not prevent loss of weight, nor am I aware of anything that will, except koumiss.