Ammonium Iodid in Epilepsy.


I was attracted by the request of Dr. Turnbaugh, in the THERAPEUTIST for May, for a cure for epilepsy. The best I can do is to give you a prescription which I have used with quite a little satisfaction in a number of cases. It is usually necessary to use it five or six months persistently. It consists of four grains of the iodid of ammonium, taken in water four times a day.

The doctor does not say anything as to the general condition of his patient, nor how long he has been afflicted, nor as to the probable cause of the difficulty. If the doctor would write me directly, I could give him the benefit of my individual experiences in some interesting cases.


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