The London Medical and Physical Journal Volume 19

The London Medical and Physical Journal Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...decoction of onions, I hope to hear no more of this and the other absurdities of a contemporary phalanx. Having now obtained the true tint and peculiarities of arsenite of silver, and also of arsenite of copper (Scheele's green, ) and those from so small a portion of the solution, I did not despair of gaining, from this source alone, enough of the poison to substantiate my evidence of its presence and identity. The remainder of the solution was then carefully poured out, and one ounce of distilled water put into the cup. This being boiled and allowed to cool as before, gave with the tests exactly the same evident signs of arsenic. During the operation of boiling, the cup was frequently agitated so as to facilitate the solution, and wash down every particle of arsenic that might have attached itself to the sides, even to the edge of the cup. In this way I proceeded, by repeated application of one ounce of water at each boiling, till I had obtained at least eight ounces of solution of arsen.c. Even, to the last I found some slight indications of this substance, although not so decided as to quantity; for, after the three or four first affusions, there was a regular and rapid diminution. That portion of the contents of the-stomach which I received from Mr. Holdsworth, was allowed to remain undisturbed for at least twelve hours, when it appeared in three distinct strata: the superior stratum was more fluid and nearly transparent; the second had the appearance of dirty coloured water-gruel; and the bottom part was similar to the last, but more viscid in consistence and denser in colour. The upper stratum was carefully examined, both in its primitive state and when diluted with distilled water, by applying the tests. Neither the silver nor copper test, .show more

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  • English
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