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Noggerath refers to the value of this medicine in amenorrhoea, and in chronic ovaritis, and says it is suitable for cases of the former dependent upon torpor; it should not be given during pregnancy, nor to persons liable to undue flooding. Martini states that it is serviceable in cases with a tendency to abortion, in chronic metritis, and in sterility "dependent upon atrophy of the vaginal portion of the uterus," also in ovarian dropsy. He observed benefit from it as regards mental symptoms of hysterical character, and especially when these were connected with definite uterine disorder or disease (Schmidt's Jahrb., loc. cit.).