Manual of Practical Toxicology; Condensed from Dr. Ehristison's Treatise on Poisons

Manual of Practical Toxicology; Condensed from Dr. Ehristison's Treatise on Poisons : With Notes and Additions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...more properly to the class of narcotico-acrid poisons. The Sedum acre, or biting stone-crop, is considered antiscorbutic; its juice applied to the skin blisters it, taken inwardly it vomits, and applied externally to gangrenes it promotes suppuration. The J11-um maculatum and.- l.t1"iph.1/llum are both very acrid plants. The A.trlphylI1im, dragon root, indian turnip, or. Sncw. VIII.--Of Poisoning with Pepper.. 418. bis. Pepper, which is daily used by all ranks with impunity, will nevertheless cause even dangerous symptoms when taken in large quanti wake robin, is common in all parts of the United States. "In the recent state it has a peculiar odor, and is violently acrid, producing, when chewed, an insupportably burning and biting sensation in the mouth and throat, which continues for a lciig time, and leaves an unpleasant soreness behind. According to Dr. Bigelow, its action does not readily extend through the cuticle, as the bruised root may lie upon 'the skin till it becomes dry, without producing pain or redness. The acrid principle is extremely volatile, and is entirely driven ofl' by heat. It is not imparted to water, alcohol, ether, or olive oil. The root loses nearly all its acrimony by drying, and in a short time becomes quite inert. In its recent state it is a powerful local irritant, possessing the property of stimulating the secretions, particularly those of the skin and lungs."---U. S. Dirpensalory. For the properties of Rhododendron chryulnthemum and rrugineum, see note to (579.) The Plumbago Europzza is called the toothwort, being frequently used for curing the tooth-ache, which it sometimes does by exciting a healthy salivation. Pmtinaca ration is the common parsnip. The Lobeliaz belong more properly to...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236920368
  • 9781236920362