Muscular spasm, such as occurs in dislocations, herniae, etc., may certainly be relieved by emetic or nauseant doses of antimony, and these were, at one time, commonly employed.

In difficult labor connected with rigidity of the muscular structure of the cervix uteri and perineum, relief may also be given by the same means. Dr. Kennedy, of Dublin, strongly recommended this treatment, and Dr. Gilmour (Liverpool) quoted a large experience in its favor; he claimed for it also, not only an immediate favorable effect, but a good influence on the after-progress of the case, finding marked freedom from subsequent inflammations, etc., where it had been used (Lancet, ii., 1852): practically, however, chloroform has superseded it.

For Intestinal Colic, tartar emetic has sometimes been given successfully by enema. In a case dependent upon obstruction, 3 gr. dissolved in 8 oz. of water were injected per rectum, and, after some hours, the obstruction yielded and the colic subsided, without additional nausea or prostration (Lancet, i., 1856, p. 96).