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Categories: Diseases of The Nervous System

If there is any womb trouble, it must
be attended to. There is frequently trouble with the menses in cases of

hysteria. It sometimes comes from anemia or simply comes without any

special reason. Tonics like arsenic, iron, strychnine and cod-liver oil

are needed for anemia. Iron valerate is good, in one grain doses, three

times a day, in this disease, when the patient is not fleshy.

1. The following is recommende
by Dr. Goodell:

Of each one scruple (20 grains).

Quinine Valerate

Iron Valerate

Ammonia Valerate

Make into twenty pills. Take one or two pills three times a day.

(This is a good tonic in such cases.)

2. Fowler's Solution of Arsenic in three to five drops doses is frequently

used (three times a day) and is a good lasting tonic in cases where the

patient has a very pale white looking skin.

3. Asafoetida in three to five-grain pills is a splendid tonic in such

cases, and in that form is pleasant to take. Take three during the day,

before meals.

4. Sumbul or musk root is a good remedy. Tincture in one-half dram doses

three times a day. This is good when the patient is very nervous.

5. The following is good when anemia is prominent:

Dried Sulphate of Iron 20 grains

Alcoholic extract of Sumbul 20 grains

Asafoetida 10 grains

Arsenious acid 1/2 grain

Mix thoroughly and make twenty pills, one after each meal.

6. Tincture of hops in doses of one-half to two teaspoonfuls is good for

nervousness and sleeplessness, taken at bedtime. It can also be taken

regularly four times a day in from one-half to one teaspoonful doses.

7. General Cautions. Proper, easily digested foods must be taken. Keep

the bowels open daily. Let trash and dainties alone. Pies, cakes, and rich

foods are an abomination for such patients. Candy is not to be eaten. Let

novels alone. Go to bed at nine and sleep until six or seven. Bathe five

or ten minutes every morning or evening in tepid water or cool water. The

patient should be warmly clothed. Sleep in a pleasant, sunshiny and airy

room. In severe forms of the disease the "Rest Cure" and feeding described

under Nervous Prostration should be used.