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There are other growths and deposits in which these effects have been utilized by different observers, but not extensively. Dr. Wilks observed benefit from the bromide of potassium in cases of cephalalgia dependent on thickened membrane or thickened bone (Lancet, i., 1870, p. 191); Dr. Brown, in acute and chronic inflammation of testes and chronic inflammatory enlargements (British and Foreign Review, i., 1868); and Dr. Bird states that from ample experience in Australia, where hydatids are common, the continued administration of bromides has the power of destroying the parasites, and causing absorption of the cysts (Medical Times, ii., 1873, p. 164). (For a similar effect of iodide, v. p. 87.)