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.
Chloralformamidum, U. S. P. designation for Chloralamide. Hypnotic, sedative, and analgesic. The full adult dose I consider safe is 30 grains. Merck says 60 grains maximum. As a hypnotic it is slower in action than chloral, but somewhat safer. It does not irritate the heart and stomach to the same extent that chloral does. Its sensible and transient use leads to good results.