Influenza and its treatment
Mill, James Davidson
The etiology, clinical picture, and treatment of influenza up till the discovery of sulphanilamide has been recounted. Sulphanilamide and its derivatives discussed.A comparison made of the use of sulphanilamide and ordinary drugs in some sixty cases of influenza which occurred in Adelaide this year and a final conclusion arrived at that the treatment of influenza should comprise the following six main points.1. The wearing of a mask of five layers of gauze for all who are in contact with influenza. 2. Gargles and mouth washes,especially of dilute ammon. sulphate to prevent introduction of virus. 3. Adequate rest in bed. 4. Ordinary drugs as required for special symptoms. 5. Prophylactic vaccines of the virus in all its strains as soon as available, given at correct times to have maximum protection when epidemic is due. 6.M & B 693 to deal with the secondary invading organisms.