When a full, hard pulse and a hot, dry skin coexist with maniacal excitement, no class of remedies is more indicated than nauseant diaphoretics; and of these Dr. Pritchard prefers Tartar Emetic, 2 or 3 grains of which may be given every three hours, with the addition of a small quantity of Opium, in order to prevent its speedy rejection by the stomach. It will, in many cases, bring about in a short time a general relaxation of the system, free perspiration, soft pulse, and a cooler skin. If required, it may be combined with purgatives. It has more recently been strongly advised by Dr. Flemming.*

* Gaz. des Hopitaux, Feb. 19, 1839. Brit. and For. Med. Rev. Jan. 1841.

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261. In Puerperal Insanity, when the pulse is quick, and the face flushed, Tartar Emetic will be of use, and may probably supersede the necessity of blood-letting. (Churchill, )