CASE OF DELIRIUM TREMENS

Matthew Jaceson
1828 The Lancet  
827 constipated. Ordered six grains of calomel and two of opium, in a powder ; a strong, purgative mixture (a dose to be given every two hours), and soap liniment, withlaudanum, to be rubbed over the abdomen. In the evening the powder was repeated. , On the 13th, the symptoms were unrelieved ; the bowels had been slightly evacuated. Two grains of calomel, and one of opium, were directed every two hours, and the purgatives continued. On the 14th, friction, with mercurial ointment, was had
more » ... ent, was had recourse to-the calomel and opium, at the same time, were continued; and, on the
doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(02)98134-1 fatcat:krcmtjcdxzgzxmlyoe6zwui76e