Text-Book of Therapeutics and Materia Medica

Text-Book of Therapeutics and Materia Medica

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...fishes of the Caspian and Volga basins (Class Pisces; Order Sturiones), rolled flat and dried. Almost entirely soluble in boiling water and in boiling dilute alcohol. The swimming bladders of many fishes, including some of the Cod family, are prepared as isinglass, and generally receive the name of the geographical region from which they are derived. Isinglass consists almost entirely of gelatine, and furnishes probably the finest variety, though by no means the cheapest nor the only one available for medical or dietetic purposes. There is no reason why the Pharmacopoeia should not have given the same attention to defining the purity of other varieties of gelatine which are met with so largely in the markets. Gelatine is used to make capsules, which are somewhat flexible when a little glycerine is added. Large doses of disagreeable medicines can be given in this way. Gelatine pencils are useful for introducing drugs into sinuses and narrow passages. It is used in cooking with milk or various puddings, to give to them a gelatiniform consistency, and an illusory appearance of concentrated nourishment, but their real nutritive value is small. (See Foods.) EMPLASTRUM ICHTHYOCOLLA.--Isinglass Plaster. Court Plaster. Isinglass dissolved in water and alcohol and spread upon taffeta (thin silk), the other side being coated with Tincture of Benzoin. The neatest surgical plaster where great strength is not required and the parts are not to be exposed to wet. UNGUENTUM.--Ointment. Unmientum Simplex; Vnguentum Adipis, U. S. 1860; Simple Ointment, E.; Pommade Simple, Fr.; Wachsalhe, Gr. Lard, 80; Yellow Wax, 20. Ointment is a little softer than "cerate," owing to a large proportion of lard. It is used as a basis for other ointments, as r excoriated...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636961
  • 9781236636966