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“I was conscious of the Professor's hand on my head…”

“‘Bring the brandy.’ I flew to the dining room, and returned with the decanter. He wetted the poor white lips with it, and together we rubbed palm and wrist and heart.”

I had assumed that brandy was being used topically as well as being applied to the lips, but it seems that I was mistaken. Van Helsing’s colleague, Dr. John Watson, frequently used brandy in similar situations but always internally.

A Doctor Enjoys Sherlock Holmes- https://med-cat.livejournal.com/519368.html

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