Vidal strongly advises the use of Ipecacuanha. He states that he has seen it arrest the disease even where the cerebral symptoms have become very decided. Mr. Nunnelly prefers it as an emetic in the commencement of the disease to Antimony, as not producing the same debilitating effect on the constitution.
xx.), repeated every other morning for two or three weeks, are sometimes an effectual cure. Lotions of the Acetate of Lead or Carbonate of Potash may be locally applied. If these fail, Dr. Green advises the use of the vapour bath.
Ross's table (sect. 1414), it will be seen that the mortality is very large under its use. It appears that this has reference to the medicine in full emetic doses, but I would suggest the employment of it in small nauseating doses, in the same manner as advised in Haemorrhages by Mr. Trenor. In the latter diseases, even when a state of collapse supervened, the vital powers recovered themselves in a striking manner under the use of Ipecacuanha; and the same remedy should be tried in Cholera, even during the stage of collapse. The many points of analogy between Cholera and profuse Haemorrhage would alone suggest its probable utility. From experience I am unable to speak of its merits or demerits.