967. In Mercurial Tremor, Mr

M'Whinnie employed Conium in full doses, and states that he found it more effectual than any other treatment.

968. In Menorrhagia, Or Immoderate Flow Of The Menses, Dr

Dewees ** observes, that the most successful remedy which he has employed is the Extract of Conium, commencing with a minimum dose, and increasing it gradually until it produces headache and vertigo, or until the disease yields. He thinks it most useful when the discharge consists chiefly of coagula.

969. In Cancer of the Uterus, Conium, in increasing doses, has been occasionally beneficial. Dr. Dewees says that he has sometimes derived temporary advantage from it, but never witnessed any permanent good, to whatever extent it was carried. To allay extreme pain, it occasionally is useful in the form of injection (drs. iij. - drs. iv. in Aq. Oj.).

970. In Scrofula, Conium Was First Advised By Stoerck

It was highly spoken of by Fothergill; and Cullen states that he found it useful in discussing obstinate scrofulous swellings. As a curative agent it is now abandoned. To painful scrofulous Ulcers, however, Hemlock poultices are a valuable means of allaying the pain and irritability. Sir E. Home found them particularly useful in ulcers about the ankle and knee, occurring in scrofulous subjects. If the weight of the poultice is objectionable, he advises the application of lint, saturated in a decoction of the herb. In Scrofulous intolerance of Light, Coniine has been applied externally to the eyelids by Dr. Mauthner.* He found great benefit from the following: -970 In Scrofula Conium Was First Advised By Stoerc 72 ConiinAe gr. ss.; 01. AmygdalAe f3j. To be applied twice or thrice daily.

* Dublin Journal, vol. xxviii. p. 199. Cyc. Pract. Med., vol. iii. p. 158. Clinical Experiments. § Op. cit. || Brit. and For. Med. Chir. Rev., April 1859.

¶ Dublin Quart. Journ. of Med., Nov. 1S60.

** On Diseases of Females, p. 154.

Op. cit. p. 274.

Obs. on Ulcers on the Leg, 1801.

971. In Syphilitic Ulcerations, whether primary or secondary, attended with much pain and irritation, Hemlock, both internally and externally, is occasionally attended with excellent effects. In Phagedenic Ulcerations, particularly when they attack the feet after a long mercurial course, Mr. Pearson regarded it almost as a specific. Cases of extensive ulceration, cured by large doses of Conium, are related by Mr. "Wilson and Mr. Lloyd. § Its beneficial operation in these cases cannot be ascribed solely to its anodyne qualities, as the same good effects are not obtained from Opium and other narcotics. In Ulceration of the apex and base of the tongue, whether Syphilitic or Idiopathic, Conium, internally, has been found of signal benefit.