This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... TWO CASES OF URIC ACID HEADACHE. BY C. L. TARLETON, M. D., CEDAR CITY, MO., President of the Board of Examiners for Pensions, etc. (Reprinted from the Wisconsin Medical Recorder for February, 1899.) The two following cases which, yielding so promptly to treatment, were unique in my experience, inasmuch as they were both probably due to malarial origin combined with a sluggish liver, such as oftentimes pertains in this section of the country and is almost always associated with an excess of uric acid in the blood. Nothing seemed to give relief until I used thialion, and then the work was accomplished as if by magic. The first case was that of Emmet W., age n, who was taken sick the 15th of August, 1898, with a profound chill, followed by high fever. One of the local physicians was called in at this time to see him, and he had charge of the case until September 26th, when I took charge of it. I found him free from the fever, with a badly coated tongue, sallow skin, constipated bowels, with highly colored urine, which contained quantities of uratesand phosphates, and had a specific gravity of 1012. As night approached he complained of a severe pain in the head, which was not confined to any definite point, but seemed to radiate through all portions of the brain. The peculiarfeature was that this lasted only during night time, disappearing as day approached. I tried everything--calomel, quinine in large doses, strychnine, bromides, and tonics--but the only relief he could get was through opium. The bromide of lithia gave him more relief than any other remedy before I tried thialion, but none of these remedies seemed to have the desired result of curing the patient; the pain still continued in greater or less degree. On November the 5th I commenced giving him ...
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