Dover's Powders Feb 13 1934

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Dover's Powders Feb 13 1934 - HOW TO KEEP WELL By DR. W. A. EVANS MINNESOTA...
HOW TO KEEP WELL By DR. W. A. EVANS MINNESOTA COLD CORE More than 200 years ago Dr. Dover evised a combination of drugs that ill goes by the name, Dover's power. It is a combination of ipecac and pium, with the addition of some di- uting powder. One of the uses for over's powder was in the treatment f the fever slagc of the common cold, his continued to be the popular treat- ent of the most nearly universal dis- rdef until the salicylates of one sort r another displaced it In popularity jout a generation ago. Dr. K. S. Diehl undertook to dlscov- r how much merit there was in the d-lime remedy, by using it with the udent body of the University of Minnesota during the winter of 1832. e had found that a small dose of ome opiate seemed to be the best ource of relief, as well as the nearest o a cure of nny drug he had tried, nd this led him to think that maybe :d Dr. Dover was right. Notice went to the student body int a remedy for the acute stage of ommon colds was offered by the unl ersity. Any student having a cold as given the privilege o£ .taking the •eatment without cost, provided he /ould agree to report the results, and [so provided he would not pass the ills along. The students applying were given ills of Dover's powder and of sugar f milk of exactly the same size, shape nd appearance. The directions for use were exactly the same. Appli- ant number one was given Dover's owders; number two, sugar of- milk. Ul odd numbers got Dover's, and all ven numbers sugar of milk. The rugglst ha.d the key numbers. Neither ie students nor the physicians knew he students that got the sugar of milk. No student was given treatment nless his cold was of the acute, fe rile type with watery discharge from he nose nnd aching, and unless the Lrease had been in evidence less than our days. Each student was given wo tablets with instructions to take jne the first night. If he was still mcomfortable on the second night ie had permission to take the second ablet. About recently no in or in of recently walls, the guards windows. In gates the green be of type, is gates designed you and most. wooden each ones, made for metal to one-third of the sufferers aking sugar of milk appeared to be ured by the placebo treatment. About hree-fourths of. those taking the Dover's powder tablet appeared to be ured by it. The signs of improve- Tient used as yardsticks, as reported y the sufferer, were lessened discom- ort, watery discharge from the nose, cndcncy to later mucupurulent dis- :harge, nnd absence from class. In addition to Dover's powders a inlf-dozen or more preparations made rom opium or containing opium were ried. These were: Diluadid, papavcr- ne, morphlne-papaverine, morphine, ipium, codeine, diluadid and papaver- ne. A combination of codeine and papnvcrme seemed best for practical purposes. Combinations of papernvine with diluadid, and of morphine and diluadid were also good. None of the group was of value in subacute or chronic colds or sore throat. tournament in test of St. that of New below. slam slam of the

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 13 Feb 1934, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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