Facial Neuralgia—Chordee

Facial Neuralgia

In line with suggestions which I have seen in this journal during the past year, is my own experience in the treatment of some cases of neuralgia. I use the following formula:

Sp.belladonna dr. ½
Ammonium chlorid drs . 3
Chloroform water, q. s. ozs. 3

Mix. Sig. One dram every three to six hours.


In the treatment of chordee I use the single remedy salix nigra in from half of a dram to one-dram doses at bed time. If necessary the dose may be repeated.


COMMENT: As salix nigra is an active sedative to the nervous excitability of the sexual functions the probabilities are that that class of cases in which this remedy will act as the doctor suggests, is the sthenic class. Where there is weakness and a tendency to impotency this remedy would be likely to be contra-indicated.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.