A draught of cold water is an efficient expedient for calming the violent action of a palpitating heart. This measure would not, however, be advisable in persons predisposed to syncope. (Dr. Williams.*)

* Edin. Monthly Journ., Nov. 1850.

See Mr. Ross's Lectures on Cholera, Med. Times, vol. xix. p. 107.

3245. In Uterine HAemorrhage, enemas of iced water into the rectum have a marked temporary effect in arresting the discharge. Vaginal injections of cold water may be employed at the same time, and cold water applied to the abdomen.