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When Quinine Will Break Up A Cold

It is surprising, says a family physician, how certainly a cold may be

broken up by a timely dose of quinine. When first symptoms make their

appearance, when a little languor, slight hoarseness and ominous

tightening of the nasal membranes follow exposure to draughts or sudden

chill by wet, five grains of this useful alkaloid are sufficient in many

cases to end the trouble. But it must be done promptly. If the golden

moment passes, nothing suffices to stop the weary sneezing,

handkerchief-using, red-nose and woe begone looking periods that

certainly follow.