Pharmocology and Therapeutics

Pharmocology and Therapeutics

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...is used for the same purposes, and particularly as a vehicle for expectorant medicines. Both emulsions are employed to some extent as a vehicle in gonorrhoea, as they serve to relieve ardor urinae. The compound powder of almonds (sweet almond, 8; sugar, 4; acacia, 1) is a palatable basis for powders. The expressed oil of almond might be used for the same purposes as olive oil, but is more expensive. To most persons it is much more palatable than the latter. This oil is used to a considerable extent in ointments, producing a whiter preparation than olive oil, and is especially useful as an application to the hair. It is serviceable for excoriations, chapped hands, and inflammatory affections of the skin, and also as a local application in earache. Internally it may be used as a laxative. One of the most important medicinal uses of the sweet almond is in the form of bread and biscuits made from almond flour. They contain practically no starch, and, being palatable and nutritious, have proved a very satisfactory substitute for the various preparations of wheat flour in the diet of diabetics. They are expensive, but with a little care may be made at home; thus reducing the cost to the minimum. Almond meal is sometimes used instead of soap for the toilet, rendering the skin soft and smooth. Sweet almond emulsion, combined with bismuth subnitrate and thymol iodide, or with ammonium chloride and mercury bichloride, may be used locally for the removal of sunburn, freckles and skin pigmentations. With mercury bichloride alone it is recommended in acne rosacea. As a substitute for cherry-laurel water, which is considerably used in Europe as a sedative narcotic and which owes its effects to the hydrocyanic acid which it contains, but which is objectionable...show more

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  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 585g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550080
  • 9781236550088