Camphor in small doses is a stimulant, in large doses a sedative, to the nervous system. I do not regard it as having a very extended use in medicine, though for the purpose named, it may sometimes be employed with advantage. In low forms of disease, with insomnia and restlessness, I have used it alone, and in combination with stimulant doses of Opium or Morphia, and Quinine.
As a topical stimulant, it may be employed with advantage, when the integrity of the part is threatened from enfeebled circulation.
Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.