Two hours after breakfast next morning give one-half dram of the oleoresin of male-fern in emulsion or capsule.
After male-fern capsules it is quite unnecessary to give any aperient.
On the following day, some tapeworm proglottides having been evacuated, both salts and male-fern extract were administered.
male-fern, official in the United States Pharmacopoeia, has been used since the remotest times as a remedy for worms.
After that age it is safe to give very small doses of oil of male-fern and absolutely minute ones of santonine.