The Pharmacist Volume 3

The Pharmacist Volume 3

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...to protect the pills from change. The coating cannot interfere with their medicinal action, for it is readily dissolved by the fluids of the stomach. The process of coating is easy and expeditious, and no apparatus is required. We proceed as follows, keeping prepared a solution of resin in ether, one part of resin to ten parts of the fluid: We return the-pills, after they have been rolled to shape, to the mortar in which their ingredients were mixed, pour over them a little of the resinous solution, give the mortar a few twirls, and roll them out upon the platform of the pill-machine or pill-tile. By the time the label is prepared the pills will have become sufficiently dry to allow boxing. A little dusting powder, preferably lycopodium, should be dusted over them, and the work is done. Speaking of pills, an idea occurs which is worth suggesting to the manufacturers of pill-machines--namely, that these convenient implements be made to cut thirty pills instead of twenty-four. The former number of pills is much more frequently prescribed than the latter. A great improvement would be the placing of numerals before each groove, so that the operator may not be obliged to count the grooves whenever a fractional number of pills are to be divided. While making suggestions, we will continue by adding that there is a great need for vials, especially for half, one and two-ounce vials, with lips suitable for dropping liquids. With the ware of the market at present, it is almost impossible for an expert to be successful in dropping; so what must be the experience of invalids and nurses in this respect? The defect may be easily remedied by making the lips of vials for such uses broad and thin. If we insist in demanding such improvements as we are suggesting, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637909
  • 9781236637901