I have recently had an experience in the use of veratrum in the treatment of puerperal convulsions. In this case I delivered the woman of a large child and for an hour or two she seemed very well, when she was attacked with a violent headache and I anticipated convulsions.
I gave full doses of gelsemium. In the early evening she was taken with violent convulsions. I was entirely alone, but I gave her ten drops of Lloyd's veratrum in the arm hypodermically. Later, I gave her smaller doses by the mouth at intervals. She made an excellent recovery.
JAMES YATES, M. D.