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Moliere's medical student accounts for it by a soporific principle contained in the opium.
In such cases the soporific action is not that which is sought, and so opium is preferable.
According to Sir Thomas Fraser nothing else can compete with alcohol as a food in desperate febrile cases, and to this use must be added its antipyretic power already explained and its action as a soporific. During its administration in febrile cases the drug must be most carefully watched, as its action may prove deleterious to the nervous system and the circulation in certain classes of patient.
Sex, however, is unique in having a soporific effect.