Dr. Copland states that he has often seen much advantage derived from it; and that, when given in full and frequent doses, it is one of the best remedies we can resort to, either in the disease or during recovery, as it acts both on the bowels and on the skin.
Graves* places much confidence in Sulphur. He commences with Strychnia in small doses, and continues its use until some sensible effect on the system is produced; he then omits its use, and has recourse to the exhibition of Sulphur. He adds that he has seen very good effects from a perseverance in the use of the Sulphur electuary, and that much good will be accomplished by the external use of Sulphur, in the form of baths, &c.
2674. The superabundance of Blood and nervous excitement after the cessation of the Menstrual discharge, may be safely and effectually kept down by the habitual use of mild purgatives. Dr. Tilt,t for this purpose, generally administers the flour of Sulphur alone; or else, to each ounce of it, he adds a drachm of SodAe Sesquicarb. vel Biboras; and sometimes, from gr. v. to gr. x. of Ipecacuanha. Of this, j. - ij., taken at night in a little milk, is generally sufficient to act mildly on the bowels. Sulphur is a very efficient remedy in many of the disorders attendant upon the cessation of the menses.
2675. In Dysentery, Sulphur, from its well-known action on the rectum, has been advised by some continental physicians, with the view of establishing a healthy condition of that viscus. It is only applicable to the advanced stages of acute and chronic dysentery, and may prove useful if combined with the Bitartrate of Potash and other mild aperients.
Baudelocque found it almost invariably efficacious. The power of the remedy in improving the condition of the capillary circulation, regulating the bowels, and augmenting the general vigour, renders it well deserving of greater attention than it has yet received in England. (Dr. Theo. Thompson.)
Henry Smith. § He states that it is superior to any other remedies for removing Mercury from the system; and considers its probable action to be, combining with the mineral and forming an almost inert Sulphuret of Mercury. " Its efficacy," he adds, "is now beyond a doubt; but if it cause much irritation of the bowels, which it occasionally does, it should be discontinued." In Mercurial Palsy, it was regarded almost as a specific by Dr. Lettsom.