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.
It is not going beyond our knowledge to state that capillary spasm and congestion of vaso-motor centres are essential elements in the phenomena of cholera, and it would not, a priori, seem unreasonable to expect benefit from bromides; there is certainly some clinical evidence of it. Thus, Dr. James Begbie, giving 1/2-dr. doses of the potassium salt, noticed that capillary circulation was quickly re-established, as shown by the return of color to the limbs, and the recurrence of urinary secretion that had ceased: he considered the remedy a valuable one (Edinburgh Medical Journal, and Lancet, ii., 1SG6). Dr. Henry Sutton has also published cases of recovery under its use (Medical Times, ii., 1867).