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.
In acute stages of excitement and delirium connected with the puerperal state, bromides act well, and should always be given. They have, doubtless, an influence over the uterine and ovarian congestion of that state, and over reflex irritability, and many successful cases of use are on record. Curgenven has found the potassium salt act quickly and well when given by the rectum. I have often given it alternately with aconite, with much advantage.