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.
The chloride has often produced good results in amenorrhoea (Cholmeley: Practitioner, vol. ii.), and Dr. Anstie advised it in cases marked by general feebleness rather than by anaemia. Dr. Atlee states that the salt has in his practice caused the diminution of fibroid tumors (British Medical Journal, i., 1868). This observation may be compared with that of Dr. Rae, who asserts that the same salt is valuable in goitre and glandular enlargements (Ranking, ii., 1858), but there is not much evidence on these points.