This form of disease is characterized by loss of sensibility and motion, generally of the left side, but sometimes confined to a particular part, as one or both hands, arms, or legs. It is occasioned by a loss of nervous energy, in consequence of an affection of the brain or spinal marrow, or a compression or injury of the nerves.


Full courses of medicine, combined with stimulating liniment applied to the part affected, will seldom fail to effect a cure. The spiced bitters, composition, injections, and pills No. 1, should be taken daily, according to directions, and the stimulating liniment applied twice a day.