Dr. Forbes, of Boston, relates, in a late num ber of the Medical Journal, a case in which a severe attack of croup was cured by the ap plication of sponges wrung out of hot water to the throat, together with water treatment, which he describes as follows :— "Soon atter making the first application of sponges to the throat, I wrapped the child in a woolen blanket, wrung out in warm water, as a substitute for a warm bath, and gave twen ty drops of the wine of antimony in a little sweetened water, which she swallowed with difficulty. I persevered in the application of the hot, moist sponges for an hour, when the child was so much relieved that I ventured to leave it. ' These applications were continued through the night, and in the morning the child was well.