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JAMA. 1906;XLVII(11):872-875. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520110056014.
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Journal A. M. A. , (Sept. 1) . 1906, p. 695
These statements are repeated, practically unchanged, In the report by W. H. Lippert, M.D., in Bulletin No. 1 of the American Pharmacologic Society.
The booklet on Somnos, "Somnos, a Pharmacological Report," which is referred to here, contains a "Therapeutic Index to the Usefulness of Somnos," We give below a list of diseases mentioned In this index to show the wide range of usefulness (?) that is claimed for this chloral compound. Abortions. Abscess—of brain, kidney, liver, tonsils, paroid gland, mediastinum; in appendicitis, glanders, perinephritic, retropharyngeal, pyemic, pelvic, ovarian. Somnos lessens pain and quiets nervous state. Tablespoonful, repeated once or twice. Use liberally. Alcoholism—full doses, repeated often. Gives calm sleep. No blood changes like thoseproduced by chloral. Anemias—progressive and secondary. Somnos has no deleterious action on blood as is common with other hypnotics. Aneurism. Angina. Apoplexy. Appendicitis. Arthritis. Arsenical poisoning. Arteriosclerosis. Asthma. Biliary colic. Bright's disease. Carbuncle. Carcinoma. Catarrh. Cellulitis. Cerebrospinal fever. Chlorosis. Cholecystitis. Chordee. Chorea. Cirrhosis. Coccydynia. Colic. Colitis. Concussion. Confusional insanity. Contusions. Convulsions. Coryza. Cough. Cramps. Cystitis. Delirium. Diabetes. Diarrhea. Diphtheria. Dropsy. Dysmenorrhea. Dyspnea. Ear. Emphysema. Empyema. Endocarditis. Endometritis. Epididymitis. Epilepsy. Erysipelas. Fevers. Fistula. Gallstones. Gastralgia or Gastrodynia. Gastritis. Gonorrhea. Goiter. Gout. Hallucinations. Hay fever. Headache. Heart Disease. Hemicrania. Hiccough. Hydronephrosis. Hydrophobia. Hydrothorax. Hyperesthesia. Hysteria. Indigestion. Inflammation. Insomnia. Kidney disease. Laryngitis. Liver abscess. Cirrhosis. Lobar pneumonia. Lockjaw. Locomotor ataxia. Lumbago. Mal de mere. Malarial fever. Meningitis. Migraine. Melancholia. Metritis. Morphinism. Muscular rheumatism. Myelitis. Myocarditis. Myositis. Nephritis. Nervous dyspepsia. Neuralgia, occipito-cervical, etc. Neurasthenia. Neuritis. Night sweats. Orchitis. Otitis media. Paresthesia. Paralysis. Parotitis. Peliosis rheumalica. Pericarditis. Perimetritis. Perihepatitis. Perichondritis. Peritonitis. Pertussis. Petit mal. Pharyngitis. Phthisis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Post-epilepsy. Prolapsed uterus. Pseudo angina pectoris. Purpura. Rabies. Rheumatic fever. Salpingitis. Sarcoma. Scarlet fever. Smallpox. Spasms. Stomach. Stomatitis. Sunstroke. Tenesmus. Tetanus. Tonsilitis. Trauma. Trismus. Typhoid fever. Typhus fever. Ulcers. Urticaria. Varicella. Vomiting. Vulvitis. Yellow fever.


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