In line with my frequent suggestions concerning the superior sedative action of hydrobromic acid, is the suggestion of Fothergill to give large doses of this remedy every hour in simple, uncomplicated fevers. He says it is especially indicated where there was cerebral disturbance.
When making this statement the doctor was in no way specific. The remedy is indicated in that form of nervous fevers in which while there is cerebral irritation and a certain amount of cerebral excitement, there is a deficiency of acids in the system as indicated by dark mucous membranes of the mouth and thin, pointed and dry tongue with or without a brown coating.
Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.