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Page 153 - It was capable of controlling excessive coughing in various lung and throat affections, was noted before its true physiological action was understood. Later it was clear that its power as a nervous calmative was due, as Bartholow says, to its special action on the pneumogastric nerve. Codeine stands apart from the rest of its group, in that it does not arrest secretion in the respiratory and intestinal tract.
Page 153 - Therefore Antikamnia and Codeine tablets afford a very desirable mode of exhibiting these two valuable drugs. The proportions are those most frequently indicated in the various neuroses of the larynx, as well as the coughs incident to lung affections, grippal conditions, etc.
Page 151 - A NEW METHOD OF TESTING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE DIGESTIVE APPARATUS. Einhorn (Therapeutic Gazette, January, 1908), submits a method for investigating the functions of the intestinal tract, the principle of which is the administration of test substances with the food and observation of the effects of the digestive fluids upon these substances. Practically this test is made as follows : Patients are given in a gelatin capsule a string of beads with the following substances attached thereto : catgut, fish-bone,...
Page 155 - Written by 8 1 eminent specialists. Edited by WW KEEN, MD, LL.D., HON. FRCS, ENG. AND EDIN., Emeritus Professor of the Principles of Surgery and of Clinical Surgery at the Jefferson Medical College.
Page 106 - Syrup of Hypophosphites has tempted certain persons to offer imitations of it for sale. Mr. Fellows, who has examined samples of several of these, finds that no two of them are identical, and that all of them differ from the original in composition, in freedom from acid reaction, in susceptibility to the effects of oxygen when exposed to light or heat, in the property of retaining th - strychnine in solution, and in the medicinal effects.
Page 154 - At a special meeting of the Medical Association of the Greater City of New York, Dr.
Page 106 - ... effects of oxygen when exposed to light or heat, in the property of retaining the strychnine in solution, and in the medicinal effects. As these cheap and inefficient substitutes are frequently dispensed instead of the genuine preparation, physicians are earnestly requested, when prescribing the Syrup, to write "Syr. Hypophos., Fellows.
Page 153 - Drug Addictions. The Combs Chemical Co., of St. Louis, Mo., has done the medical profession a great service in offering a treatment for narcotic drug addictions, so conveniently arranged that it is possible for the physician to successfully treat this class of cases at the home of the patient, and to do so with but a minimum amount of physical inconvenience to the patient, and with but very little trouble to himself. The treatment is prepared in tablet form for hypodermic or internal use.
Page 154 - ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. — Auto-intoxication from faulty metabolism and imperfect elimination ranks with gout and lead as a cause of high blood pressure. This, in time, leads to arterio-sclerosis, cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation, mitral and aortic insufficiencies, cerebral apoplexy and retinal hemorrhage. Lowering the blood -pressure is at once a preventive and curative measure. This is best accomplished by renal eliminants, and we know of no better remedy of this class than Alkalithia.