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.
Dr. Dewar has published cures of this condition, so rapid and after so many years' duration of the malady, as to border on the marvellous. One clergyman, a sufferer for twenty years, found immediate relief from the spray - "something loose, feeling braced up;" and others suffering also from general weakness, night-sweats, nervousness, partial aphonia, etc., are said to have been restored by sulphur fumes and spray. The cases are described in popular language rather than with scientific accuracy, but we may accept the fact of much relief being afforded in the class of maladies referred to (Medical Times, i., 1867, p. 545).