I take pleasure in stating the following as a practical fact which I have demonstrated in many cases to my satisfaction.
In atonic conditions of the sphincter muscle of the bladder which may be sufficient to assume a semi-paralyzed state and which will result in a complete retention of urine, or in a dribbling of urine, especially in those advanced in pregnancy, small doses of santonin given at intervals of from one to four hours, will generally give relief.
B. F. GREEN, M. D.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.