The chief use of hard soap is in enemata, and as a suppository in children suffering from constipation; it also forms the basis of many pills; given in warm water it forms a ready emetic in cases of poisoning.
He speaks more favourably of the introduction of food into the stomach by a silver tube; and he strongly recommends the use of nutritive enemata.
Should the patient survive he will probably have to be fed by rectal enemata.
The treatment consists in the use of enemata containing quassia, carbolic acid, vinegar or turpentine or even common salt.
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