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B Acidi hydrochlorici
fl. oz. 33 M. Sig.-One dosc. (Complicated with asthmatic
...fl. oz, iss symptoins.)
M. Sig --A teaspoonsul every two hours. -Ellis. Gargle for Subacute Pharyngitis.
B Pulveris ipecacuanh.
Extracti colocynthidis compositi..gr. xvj
Misce et divide in pilula no. viii. Sig. -Take one pill night and morning.
- Pendleton Tull, Hager's Catarrh Pills.
R Extracti hydrastis fluidi. .fl. dr. iss
fl. dr. viss
Tincturæ cinchonæ compositæ, fl. oz. iij
äā gr. 75
M. Sig.- Take a dessertspoonful two or three times a day.
For Burns and Scalds.
B Cerati resinæ ...
...fl. oz. ij Acidi hydrochlorici.. ää gr. 11
Fiat unguentum. Sig.--Apply on linen or lint Mix. Divide into 200 pills. Dose-- On feeling the
- Kentish. least discomfort, five pills are to be taken; and, if necessary, the dose is to be repeated at intervals of one B Acidi salicylici..
...dr. j hour,
A. oz. viij
M. Sig.-Apply to burn, covering with linen or lint. Antiseptic Lozenges.
Bartholowo. It is frequently impossible to get young chil.
.ff. dr. ss dren to use a gargle. Schmidt suggests, in the
.A. Oz, ss Pharmaceutische Centrålhalle, that, in these Aquæ destillatæ. ..... .q. s. ad fl. oz. ij cases, a lozenge or pastille may frequently be M. Sig. -A teaspoonful every hour or two, accordsubstituted. He gives, for instance, the follow- | ing to age.
-Bartholow. ing formula for an antiseptic prophylactic
Injectio Quininæ et Ureæ Hypodermica. against diphtheria: Take of
R Quinina et ureæ hydrochlor..
Dissolve and filter. Dose--2 to 10 m (i to 5 grains Citric acid.
of the salt.) Benzoate of sodium..
NUTE--Hydrochlorate of quinine and urea (also Oil of thyme.
known as Chininum (bi.) muriaticum carbamidatum) Oil of leinon.
contains 69 per cent. of pure, anhydrous quinine. (Sec Gum arabic, sugar and gelatine sufficient; together New Remedies, 1878, 334.) with a little glycerin; and roll out into pastilles or make into lozenges. -National Druggist.
Injectio Quininæ Hypodermica, Lento.
B Quininæ sulphatis....
m 30 Stellden, a Swedish doctor, has used the fol- Acidi carbolici liquef.
ming 5 lowing in 1400 cases of diphtheria since 1882,
..A 3 I with only 69 deaths :
Heat the quinine with the sulphuric acid and Cyanide of mercury..
water to boiling (the object being to sterilize Tinct, aconite. ..2 grms. (dr. ss.)
the liquid), then add the carbolic acid, and Honey......
. 50 grms. (about oz. ij) Dose-A teaspoonful every fifteen, thirty or sixty
pour the liquid in a vial previously rinsed with minutes, according to the age of the patient.
boiling, distilled water, which must be stopThe throat should not be scraped; but a gar.
Six minims contain about i grain of sulphate gle of cyanide of mercury, of 1 to 10,000 aq. menth., should be used every fifteen minutes.
For Scarlatina. B Ammonii carbonatis.
Injectio Quininæ Hypodermica, Seltzer.
.A. dr. Vj
.q. s. ad me 106 Dissolve and filter. Five contains i grain of sulphate of quinine,
gr, 20 .q. s.
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fects through the manganese, and not through the potash. There is nothing new under the
pharmaceutical sun, but there is plenty worth abscription to any part of the United States and Canada,
investigating. Sulphide of arsenic, for inonles Five SHILLINGS per year. Postage tree.
stance, has never been used, as such, in These rates must be paid swariably in advance
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habit of employing it in another form, as a We cannot always supply back numbers. Should a num. purgative, as an anti-malarial remedy, and to berfall to reach & subscriber, we will supply another, if notihed before the end of the month.
improve the skin. They used to construct rude Pay no money to agents for this journal unless pub cups and vases out of fragments of orpiment or sher's receipt is given.
sulphide of arsenic, and leave the juice of a C. F. TAYLOR, M. D., LOUIS LEWIS, M. D., M. R. C. 8.,(Eng.) EDITORS. lemon in them for a few hours. They then J. J. TAYLOR, M. D.,
drank the contents, which they credited with ADT BESS ALL COMMUNICATIONS TO
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In nature, arsenic combines with sulphur in PHILADELPHIA, PA.
many proportions; principally as an orange
red bisulphide, called “realgar," and as a VOL. VII. FEBRUARY, 1889.
golden tersulphide, or “orpiment." These
are used in the arts as paints and dyes, and in A New Preparation of Arsenic.
the manufacture of fireworks, and are someSome few years ago, I suggested, in these col- what erroneously considered to be very virulent umns, a trial of sulphide of arsenic as a likely poisons. A preparation of orpiment, called therapeutical agent in the treatment of various - rusma," is also employed as a dressing to reskin diseases and as a substitute for sulphide of move hair from the skins of animals, and enters calcium in cases of boils, abscesses, carbuncles, into the composition of some “depilatories." scrofulous glands, tonsillitis, etc.; on the sup- The other combinations of arsenic and sulphur position that the success of the latter is mostly have no special uses ; and
have due to the contained sulphur, and little, if at hitherto been tested therapeutically. White all, to the calcium. I ventured to predict oxide of arsenic, or arsenious acid, is the that arsenic—a time honored remedy in many agent most frequently employed in medicine. of the conditions last referred to, as well as in It is in many respects analogous to phosphorus numerous skin diseases—might be substituted and antimony; and it goes without saying for the calcium with much advantage. I have that it is a powerful poison, as indeed implied still the courage of these convictions, and be by its name, arsenic—which is derived from lieve that a sulphide of arsenic, prepared in an two Greek words, apowv, (a man, or male), and available form, would prove useful, and would vikao, to vanquish. fill a place in our very limited stock of dermic Sulphide of arsenic is found in the native remedies. I believe that bromide of potassium state in the lava of volcanoes; in granite owes its efficacy in epilepsy to the bromine, and and gneiss; and in the mines of Siberia, Bohenot in any way to the potassium; and that per mia, Transylvania, Saxony, Hungary, Spain, manganate of potash produces its specific ef- England, Mexico and China, in various combi
or neurotic without benefit.
nations, as with dolomite, sulphates of zinc, occasion permits. Commencing with small and baryta, carbonate of lime, and quartz. It doses, which are ever the most efficient where can be made artificially by fusing (not subli. arsenic is concerned, there need be no risk, while ming) equal parts of arsenious acid and sulphur. it is not unlikely that the results may reach or Great caution is necessary, and special appara- even surpass their expectations, tus, provided with a protective hood, has to be used, as the fumes are exceedingly fatal; they,
I have ascertained by repeated experiments however, give timely warning, by reason of their that this sulphide of arsenic is harmless, if used overpowering odor of garlic. All sulphur con
with ordinary precautions, and find that a tains more or less arsenic, a significant fact thirtieth part of a grain is well borne five or six when we consider how many skin diseases are times a day. I have employed this dose, in the benefitted by sulphur. Recent experiments have
form of a small lozenge or tablet, in many cases conclusively demonstrated that arsenic is a pro- of eczema, lierpes, boils, etc., with much toplasmic poison, affecting first and chiefly the succcess; and I have seen two inveterate cases brain and nerves (where indeed it may be found of palmar psoriasis, not syphilitic, yield to it in after death) and beneficial effects on the ner- a most satisfactory way, after they had been vous system are plainly seen in diseases of the through all the routine treatment, old and rew, skin which are of a
One of these cases was of character, and in epilepsy. Here the ad- four years' standing, and had been pronounced ministration of arsenic, with a diet containing incurable. Patient was incapacitated from plenty of fats and oils, as cream, butter, meat- following his occupation, his hands being fat, cod-liver oil, promotes the general nutri
useless. Improvement immediately followed tion of the body, by furnishing food to the ner
treatment, and he is now at work, writing, and vous system; and an improved condition of the his hands are already presentable, and bid fair skin soon follows. Other diseases of the ner. for a cure, six weeks from commencement of vous system, such as chorea, for instance, are treatment.
Louis LEWIS, M. D. often improved by sulphate of aniline, which also contains arsenic. Sulphur and arsenic On account of typographical errors overcombined should assuredly form a useful agent
looked last month we republish Dr. Lewis' in the treatment of such cases as are usually
Chart of Insensibility, corrected, this month. benefitted by either of these agents respective
Persian opium yields as much as twelve per ly; as, for instance, acne, eczema, psoriasis,
cent. of morphia, whereas the drug of other herpes, pemphigus, lichen, pruritus, impetigo. opium - producing countries rarely gives more And we see no valid reason why the same com- than nine and a half. London and Hongkong bination should not be as equally as effectual as
are the principal markets for Persian opium. sulphide of calcium in the arrest of suppura tion, as in boils, pustular acne, scrofulous ul
The fruit of the laburnum singularly resemcers, tonsillitis, and other suppurating glands.
bles the common garden pea, growing in exactly
similar pods, and is apt to be eaten by the chilFor the latter was employed by the ancients to
dren and others in mistake for the latter; but it check suppuration in the lungs in cases of is dangerous, and indeed highly toxic. phthisis, and in the treatment of abscesses under the name and form of “sandarach.”
“Don't be in a hurry to change a medicine And lime was also given for the same purpose you find to be doing good; get the utmost in the old-fashioned form of lime-water. Pos- possible benefit out of it first.''. - Waugh. sibly the waste and impaired nutrition attend ing diabetes might even be ameliorated by the With this issue we send to our subscribers Dr. House's same means.
very complete index for our 1888 volume, which will
more than double the value of that volume to its sortuI trust that many of our readers will seize an
nate possessors. We have yet on hand a few hundred early opportunity to give this new preparation a
copies of the 1888 volume complete, which will be sent, trial in practice, and report thereon as soon as with index, to early applicants, on receipt of $1.00.
R Mustard bath when rash retrocedes,
& Vin, ipecacuanhæ, oz. ss as a preliminary emetic.
& Acidi sulphurosi.
....dr. iss Glycerini.
... dr. ijss Aq. dest...
.oz. viiss Misce. Two tablespoonfuls every four hours in scarlatinal sore throat.
B Tinct. belladonnæ.
Aq. dest.. One teaspoonful four times a day, as a prophylactic when scarlet fever is in the house.
me 1 ....02. ij
☆ Tinct. cantharidis.
m xvj Syr. aurantii...
...dr. ij Aq. dest.
.ad oz. ij One teaspoonful every four hours when albumen threatens,
& Acidi sulphurosi,
Aq. dest., äā partes equales. A spray in scarlatinal otorrhea, or sol. argenti nitratis, gr. v to oz. j.
R Pulv. jala pæ co. Əj, three times a day, in scar. latinal dropsy.
R Pulv. jaborandi, gr. x, three times a day, in postscarlatinal nephritis and dropsy. B Tinct. digitalis,
dr. ss Syrupi.
dr. ij Aq. dest.
ad oz. ij One teaspoonful every four hours, in infantile scarlatina.
в Boracis glyceriti..
“Cold cream As an inunction.
dr. iij ..ad oz. iij
... dr. ij
.ad oz, iij One teaspoonful every two hours, in 'scarlatinal dropsy of children. B Tinct. ferri perchloridi....
.dr. j Acidi acetici, dil..
.ad oz. vj One tablespoonful every four hours for a child over five years, after subsidence of acute symptoms. ☆ Sodæ salicylatis.. Ext. glycerrhizæ i.
.....OZ, SS Liq. ammon acetatis.
..oz. SS Aq. dest.
ad oz. iij One teaspoonful every four hours in scarlatinal rhea. matism.