Reports of Medical and Surgical Practice in the Hospitals and Asylums of Great Britain

1878 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
Jan. 19, i878.] THE BRITISH MEDICAL 70URzVN4r. 91 when malignant disease was present) with good result. In stricture of the colon (the diagnosis being subsequently established by post mortem examination), it relieved the pain and attendant sickness, and prolonged life. In the vomiting of pregnancy and in obstinate constipation I have seen it do good. RICIIARD LOWTHER, M.D., Cartmel. TREATMENT OF TETANUS BY CHLORAL. IN the JOURNAL for January 5th, are given cases of tetanus treated by
more » ... eated by chloral-hydrate; I wish to add to the cases there given two in my own practice. A boy, aged iI, had tetanus caused by a lacerated wound of the hand. He was treated by full doses of chloral-hydrate, resulting in complete recovery. This case occurred about nine years ago. The other patient was a man aged 40, whose finger was lacerated by machinery. Forty grains of chloral produced almost immediate relief. The drug was administered in reduced doses for a fortnight, resulting also in a complete recovery. The spasms in this case were torturing in the extreme ; and the man's life was despaired of. The marvellous influence of the drug was most marked. GEO. MILES, M.R.C.S., L.S.A., Plympton, Devon.
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