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.
Chlorine has been credited with a stimulant action upon the liver and kidney. Kletzinsky asserts that the excretion of urea is increased under its use, and Gubler has observed emaciation, implying increased tissue change. Husemann only remarks that its power of stimulating the hepatic and renal functions "requires confirmation." The faeces are said by some observers to become light-colored under its use, suggesting an alteration in, or lessened secretion of the bile.