An old physician writing in the Medical Summary says that he has cured delirium tremens for forty years with large doses of a simple remedy. He uses twenty or thirty drops of a mixture of half of an ounce of the fluid extract of cannabis indica with an ounce of the tincture of tolu. He gives these drops on dry sugar, every hour until the patient sleeps. In severe cases he has given larger doses at half hour intervals.
He says he has seen it produce double vision and a sense of fulness in the head, but has never seen any bad results. He has occasionally given with it a few drops of the oil of wintergreen in those cases where the stomach was particularly sensitive.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.