This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
Nitrate of potash has been given successfully in ague - 10 gr. every two or three hours (in brandy); it increases the secretions, notably the perspiration and urine, and is said to be as sure a specific as quinine, leaving even less tendency to relapse! (Ranking, i., 1869).