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.
Rodolfi has recorded cases of chorea treated by lime chloride, 7 to 15 gr. in twenty-four hours, and finds it suitable for all cases provided that there is no "cerebral hyperaemia;" improvement began at once, and cure resulted in about sixteen days (Medical Times, i., 18G9). Aperients were also given, and, as Jaccoud remarks, belladonna was combined with the lime, so the results must be held doubtful.
In nerve-disorder with sleeplessness, and in infantile convulsion, Dr. Hammond has found the bromide of calcium more readily taken and more effective than that of potassium, and I can to some extent verify his observations.