1. Sweating may be produced not only by medicines introduced into the stomach, but by many external agents: as affusion, hot and cold; by the vapour bath (a very powerful means); by frictions, &c. These are considered under other heads.

2. It is more reasonable as well as beneficial in practice, to have regard to the changes in the circulation producing diaphoresis, than to the action of sweating itself. (Dr. Holland.)

3. The amount of perspiration is rarely a just measure of the good obtained, and to make this a primary object is likely to give a wrong and injurious bias to the treatment of disease. (Dr. Holland.)

4. The period of the day best suited for their exhibition is at bedtime, as there appears to be a greater disposition to perspire at that time than at any other period of the day. Dr. A. T. Thompson, however, considers that the morning, after sleep, is the period best suited for their exhibition.

6. When sweating is to be checked, the body should be dried with warm towels, and the patient moved into dry flannels, taking care not to expose the body to the cold air; the coverings

should be gradually lessened, allowing the arms to be first exposed to the air. (Dr. A. T. Thompson.)

6. Stimulant diaphoretics should not be given at the height of an inflammatory attack, as their stimulating property tends to increase the violence of the symptoms.

7. The exhibition of stimulant diaphoretics in fevers, &c, whilst the body is perhaps at the same time kept heaped with a profusion of bed-clothes, tends to the production of typhoid symptoms and miliary eruptions. (Dr. Joy.)

Diaphoretics are indicated - 1, in rheumatic affections: 2, diseases of the skin; 3, Diarrhoea and Dysentery; 4, febrile and inflammatory states; 5, Dropsy; 6, Gout; 7, secondary or constitutional Syphilis, &c.