1416. Against Worms, Particularly A

lumbricoides, or round worm, Calomel was highly esteemed by Rush and others, who considered that it acts specifically upon the worm, independent of its purgative effect; and Laennec states, that he has procured expulsion of the worm in a dead state by means of mercurial friction; whereas, under the use of other anthelmintics, they had always come away alive. It is rarely used at present by itself, but is highly esteemed as an adjunct to other purgative anthelmintics.

* The Cholera at Malta in 1837, by Dr. Watson, Lond. 1848.