A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics

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F.A. Davis, 1908 - 1255 pages

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Page 36 - The glass tube, which must not project above the inner surface of the cork, should extend from 3 to 4 Cm. beyond the outer surface of the cork, and should be provided with a closely fitting rubber tube, at least one-fourth longer than the percolator itself, and ending in another short glass tube, whereby the rubber tube may be so suspended that its orifice shall be above the surface of the menstruum in the percolator, a rubber band holding it in position. "The shape of a percolator should be adapted...
Page 36 - When the process is successfully conducted, the first portion of the liquid, or percolate, passing through the percolator will be nearly saturated with the soluble constituents of the substance treated; and if the quantity of menstruum be sufficient for its exhaustion, the last portion of the percolate will be destitute of color, odor, and taste, other than that possessed by the menstruum itself.
Page 704 - ... grains. The mortality of the typhoid fever of children has been very materially reduced by the employment of Phenacetine. The fall of temperature does not occur until half an hour after the drug has been taken and the effect continues from four to eight hours. As an antipyretic, Phenacetine is considered by many good authorities as the safest and most efficient member of the aniline group.
Page 689 - A mixture of the enzymes naturally existing in the pancreas of warm-blooded animals, usually obtained from the fresh pancreas of the hog, Sus scrofa or the ox, Bos taurus.
Page 752 - ... generally decomposed in the blood, the vegetable acid being destroyed, the base combining with carbonic acid and escaping in the urine, which it renders alkaline. The salts with mineral acids are not decomposed, but in passing through the body exercise more or less effect upon the blood and certain organs. The nitrate, in large doses, exerts a paralyzing influence upon the spinal cord, and produces great muscular weakness and reduction of reflex sensibility. In moderate doses the nitrate raises...
Page 38 - When the dregs of a tincture, or similar preparation, are to be subjected to percolation, after maceration with all or with the greater portion of the menstruum, the liquid portion should be drained off as completely as possible, the solid portion packed in a percolator, as before described, and the liquid poured on, until all has passed from the surface, when immediately a sufficient quantity of the original menstruum should be poured on to displace the absorbed liquid, until the prescribed quantity...
Page 405 - ... oil is more easily assimilated. The cough, expectoration and night sweats are diminished, and the physical signs improved. 5. Owing to its disinfectant action in the alimentary canal the drug probably diminishes the risk of tuberculous enteritis by auto-infection when patients swallow their sputa, but owing to the increased peristalsis, which is created by creosote, it is usually contra-indicated in cases where the ulceration is already advanced. 6. The drug does not tend to cause haemoptysis,...
Page 489 - ... slipped down into the external canal without the slightest discomfort to any child. Here the bougie soon dissolves, the anodyne is brought directly into contact with the inflamed surfaces and the pain is relieved. Besides being a medium for the exhibition of the opium...
Page 16 - A liquid obtained by the decomposition of vegetable or animal fats, or fixed oils, and containing not less than 95 per cent, of absolute Glycerol, a triatomic alcohol [CH,OH.CHOH.CH,OH = 91 .37].

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