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.
On the hypothesis that chlorine stimulates the biliary flow, liquor chlori has been given internally in hepatic congestion, and Wallace wrote in favor of vapor baths containing chlorine. It is one element, at least, in the benefit often given by nitro-muriatic acid, internally or in bath; but chlorine alone is not depended upon in modern practice.
In Scarlatina, the liquor chlori has been recommended, and acid solutions of free chlorine; but I think there are better remedies.