This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
An involuntary emission of semen during sleep sometimes pro-ceeds from general debility, sometimes from weakness of the seminal vessels from excessive venery, or from an over-fulness of those vessels.
In order to effect a cure the patient must abstain from the remote causes. He should use the cold or shower-bath; and he may take tonics, and the Aloes and Iron Pills. And he may take ten or 15 grains of Bromide of Potash every night at bedtime.
The diet should be light and nourishing, mutton, poultry, fresh fish, puddings, etc.