The sanguine and sanguineo-nervous temperaments bear the loss of blood and other antiphlogistic treatment much better than the nervous and phlegmatic; but, on the other hand, stimulants which would induce only a pleasing degree of excitement or stimulus in the latter, would probably act with extreme violence in the former. Under all circumstances, stimulants should be given with caution to persons of a sanguine temperament. Again, in the phlegmatic, where there often exists a great torpor of the bowels and of the system generally, the more stimulant and irritating cathartics, as Aloes, Scammony, Gamboge, &c, are indicated, and often require to be repeated in such doses as would, if administered to a person of the sanguine temperament, produce an alarming degree of hypercatharsis and debility. Antispasmodics are more strikingly beneficial in the nervous than in the sanguine temperament. In the scrofulous, scorbutic, and gouty diatheses, long courses of depressing treatment, particularly the loss of blood and the administration of mercurials, appear to be highly prejudicial; whilst the same line of treatment is not only necessary, but beneficial, in those diseases occurring in persons of the inflammatory diathesis.