34. In Sciatica, It Was Employed By Dr

Fleming in twelve cases. Of these, seven were completely cured, two temporarily cured, two partially relieved, and in one case only was no benefit experienced He considers that it will be found most useful in those cases which appear to owe their origin to a congested or inflammatory condition of the nerve. When given internally, he recommends that the dose he prescribes as an anodyne should be administered. In Toothache, Dr. Fleming employed it in forty cases, by rubbing the gum with a few drops of the Tincture, or by introducing a bit of cotton, with a drop or two of the Tincture, into the carious tooth. In seven of these cases, it failed; in six it succeeded for a short time, and in the remainder (twenty-seven) it afforded complete and permanent relief.

35. In Tetanus, Mr

De Morgan* advocates the use of Tincture of Aconite (Fleming's) in large doses, frequently repeated. He adduces several cases in which it was productive of the best effects. There appears to be a great tolerance of the drug in this disease. It is given with the view of diminishing the irritability of that part of the nervous centre which controls the reflex muscular action, and inducing muscular paralysis, in contradistinction to opium, and analogous remedies which act on the brain, and diminish sensibility rather than irritability. It is well worthy of further trials. Cases successfully treated by Aconite are recorded by Dr. G. Smith, of Madras, Dr. Sedgwick,: Dr. Woakes. §