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.
Butyl-Chloral Hydrate, or Croton Chloral, is similar in action to ordinary chloral, but is said to be less depressing. It is employed as a hypnotic in doses of I5 to 20 grains and as an analgesic in doses of 2 to 5 grains. Neuralgia of the fifth pair of nerves is favorably influenced by comparatively small doses.