In the treatment of hiccough I believe that twenty-drop doses of the tincture of belladonna is very nearly a specific.
From five to ten drops of the tincture of gelsemium every two hours until there is a slight physiological action on the eyes—blurring of vision—is one of our best emmenagogues. It is also a very near specific for dysmenorrhea. It is the very best remedy to abort a cold that I have ever used and is a fine remedy for facial neuralgia. In doses of from twenty to forty drops it is a sedative for nervousness and for restlessness, and is a promoter of quiet sleep.
In those nervous conditions in which the patient feels that she cannot hold herself together a single dose of from twenty to forty drops will sometimes produce perfect quiet. In using this agent to promote sleep it may be combined with two or three times as much passiflora.
J. M. PARKER, M. D.