Posted by Annemarie (18.104.22.168) on May 27, 2000 at 10:32:58:
In Reply to: Pain and flying -one more suggestion... posted by Bennie Sue on May 26, 2000 at 23:22:05:
Ammonia was used inVictorian times to bring ladies round from faints.
They inhaled the fumes and as often as not had to sneeze.
I don't know where "Valsalva" comes from (see Paco's posting) but in the 19th century the stuff was called "sal volatile".
Intertestingly, there was a guy a while back who posted that ammonia (in fresh manure) was for him a trigger.
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