turpentine for lung treatment.
tuapeka times, volume xxiii, issue 1732, 4 october 1890
Methods here even helped children!
TURPENTINE FOR LUNG TREATMENT.
A writer in the " Medical and Surgical Journal" says: "I have been using pure oil of Turpentine
in affections of the throat for some time, and find better and more satisfactory results than from any other remedy I ever tried. I used the ordinary hand atomiser, and threw a spray, of the liquid into the throat every few minutes, or at long intervals, according to the gravity of the ease. The bulb of the instrument should be compressed as the act of inspiration commences, so as to ensure application of the remedy to the whole surface, which can be done in cases of children very successfully. It is surprising how a diphtheritic membrane will melt away under an almost constant spay of pure oil of turpentine. I now use the Turpentine
spray whenever a child complains of sore throat of any kind. In cases of tuberculosis of the lungs, bronchitis, and the later stages of pneumonia, I have found the Turpentine
inhalation very benpfleial. I use an atomiser, or paper funnel, from whioh the turpentine may be inhaled at will. I hang around the bed and in the room flanuel cloths saturated in oil of turpentine in all cases of catarrhal bronchitis -in fact, in all affections of the air-passages, and my patients invariably express themselves as being much relieved."