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Note — If the inner bark of the elder, or the leaves of plantain, are first simmered in said fat it will be the better.

Successful treatment of Frozen Limbs in Russia. — By Mr. Eaton.

THIS remedy was warm goose grease, and was not applied^ as Mr. Eaton says, in the cases to which he was an eye witness, until the second day after frozen ; the frost bitten parts had by that time become quite black and mortiified ; they were well smeared with that ointment, and the operation often repeated. The directions were never to permit the parts to be dry, but always covered with the grease. The consequence was, that by degrees the circulation extended lower down, the blackness decreased till the toes were merely discoloured, and at length circulation was restored to them. This is the general practice of the P.ussian peasants ; but, if a part is discovered to be frozen before the person comes into a warm room, the frost may be extracted by only plunging the part in cold water, or rubbing it with snow till the circulation returns.

GARLICK SIRUP AND OXYMEL, FOR OLD AND ASTHMATIC COUGHS.

FOR the sirup, macerate one pound of sliced garlic in a close vessel, containing two pounds of boiling water, for twelve hours, and add four pounds of double refined sugar to the strained liquor. This sirup may be taken to advantage, by a teaspoonful or two at a time, whenever the cough is troublesome, and it is particularly calculated to be used on such occasions during the night. Garlic is not only a powerful expectorant, but a^ood diu etic, and even a sudorific, provided the patient be kept tolerably warm. For these pur