Excerpt from The American Medical Journal, 1875, Vol. 3
The tincture is not uniform, varying in strength and appearance. Whilst one sample would be colorless, another would deposit a brownish sediment. Again, the taste cannot be disguised, and gives the physician much trouble to overcome the prejudices or fears of his patients. As an illustration, I will state: I gave a very intelligent gentleman a preparation containing the tincture of phosphorus. In a few hours he returned. There being other persons in the office, he asked for a private interview. This being granted, he stated, that being a good friend to me, he desired to be careful that he should say nothing before others that might tend to destroy their confidence in my skill, etc. Whilst admitting the fact that all persons are liable to make mistakes, he hinted at the fact that some mistakes were followed by serious results.
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