The Merck Report Volume 8

The Merck Report Volume 8

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of the borax and then adding the corrosive sublimate, no red precipitate will be formed. In fact, it might seem at first that with this modification the prescription is all right. But it is not. After a short while a slight whitish precipitate will be found floating throughout the liquid and at the bottom of the vessel. VVhether this is S.: gj after meals. This prescription, too, is absolutely incofnpatible. The hypophosphites reduce the silver nitrate to black metallic silver. The organic constituents of the syrup also help along the decomposition. There is no way of dispensing the above, except by leaving out either the first or the second ingredient. The method of administering silver nitratc in solution is irrational. On coming into contact with the saliva and the secretion from the esophagus, the nitrate becomes almost entirely decomposed. If an effect on the bowels or a systemic effect is desired, the best method is to administer the remedy in the form of enteric pills; 1'. e., pills coated with salol or keratin. As cocaine hydrochlorate is but very slightly soluble in ether (1 in 2800), and as collodion consists of gun-cotton dissolved in a mixture of 3 volumes of ether and I of alcohol, the alkaloidal salt will not dissolve. One of two things may be done: Either dissolve the cocaine and other alkaloidal salts in a little alcohol (it would require about 1-dr.), and mix the solution with the collodion; or employ alkaloidal cocaine, which is very soluble in ether. The latter course is preferable. The last two alkaloidal preparations need not be changed, as they are in such small quantity that the alcohol present in the collodion will dissolve them without much difiiculty. above there soon commences quite an active reaction between...show more

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  • Paperback | 856 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,497g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845137
  • 9781236845139