Bromide of Lithium. Li. br. Trituration.
Weir Mitchell, quoted by Hale, is the authority for this medicament.
He gave thirty grains to a gentleman (who had one previous attack of apoplexy and was hemiplegic) for these symptoms: Numbness, vertigo, headache, and thickness of speech.
The one dose removed them in half an hour.
Mitchell gave it in epilepsy when other bromides were not borne.
Hale mentions that it removed these symptoms in a case: After any prolonged mental exertion, flushed face, insomnia, and intense pain between the shoulders.