This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Bromoform is the modern successor of bromine internally administered. It may be used for a number of laryngeal affections, but whooping cough is its real field. It is administered in hydro-alcoholic solution in doses of I to 5 I. according to age. In the opinion of the writer, drosera, solanum, sticta, and other sedative antispasmodics are much superior to it in this disease. In my hands bromoform combined with "Malto- Yerbine" has acted better than in its usual form of administration.