Our Consul-General in Warsaw reports that when a similar disease
prevailed in Poland in 1857, no remedy was so efficient as strong iron water. It was first discovered by observing that the cattle which drank at a strong chalybeate spring either did not stiffer or generally recovere 1, while the cattle on neighbouring pastures were carried off very rapidly. This quite agrees with all we have hitherto learned of the disease,—the tonic treatment for malarious low fever being always now followed with human patients by every educated medical man. A cow in Scotland is said to have been cured with a good dose of whiskey, but that perhaps was due to the cow's Scotch temperament. Anyhow, tonic and stimulus seem the approved nineteenth-century treatment for men and cattle alike.