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Re: magnesium and bromide

Posted by sigismund on January 27, 2020, at 23:29:36

In reply to magnesium and bromide, posted by rjlockhart37 on January 27, 2020, at 23:18:08

After my father died I found some old ones in a drawer.

Given to soldiers, I heard, for similar reasons to those below.

>It was only in the mid-1850s that Charles Lockock, a London internist, discovered the anticonvulsant property and sedative action of the drug. It was one of the many quaint examples of serendipity in which a false theory led to correct empirical results. Lockock, like many physicians in his time, believed that convulsions and epilepsy were caused by masturbation and since bromides were known to curb sex drive, he administered potassium bromide with the rationale that by reducing the frequency of masturbation he will be able to control epileptic seizures (convulsions) in his patient (Lehmann and Ban, 1970). The treatment was a success insofar as control of convulsions was concerned. It also focused attention on the sedating properties of the drug (Ban, 2006).




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