A Treatise of Prescription Incompatibilities and Difficulties; Including Prescription Oddities and Curiosities for Pharmacists and Physicians and Students in Pharmacy and Medicine

A Treatise of Prescription Incompatibilities and Difficulties; Including Prescription Oddities and Curiosities for Pharmacists and Physicians and Students in Pharmacy and Medicine

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... when the common chemicals are ordered, but it makes all the difference in the World in the case of aconitine or of digitalin. I always claimed that in ordering aconitine, the kind wanted (whether amorphous or crystallized) and the name of the manufacturer should always be specified. Otherwise a dose might be prescribed which will one time produce no efiects whatsoever, and the next time prove fatal or nearly so. In the last edition of "Hager's Handbuch" (1899, page 151) it is distinctly advised to buy aconitine preparations directly from the manufacturer "in original packages, having it stated exactly what quality the preparation is and what its maximum dose." Aconitine cryst. Merck, and aconitine Duquesnel, are practically identical, and their dose may be stated to be from 1-600 to 1-100 grn. Under no consideration would the writer prescribe or advise a pharmacist to dispense more than 1-100 grn. of crystallized aconitine; he may go as high as one 1-60 provided he is sure that the physician is fully aware of the potency of the drug. The amorphous variety may be prescribed in larger doses. What answer was given to' the inquirer regarding the above prescription? On looking into the medical directory, it was found that the physician who wrote the prescription belonged to the eclectic school; there was then no doubt that it was the eclectic resinoid powder that was intended. Of this the dose is from 1-24 to 1-12 grn., and as much as 1/S grn. may be given. The druggist was thus advised, and subsequent inquiry from the physician proved that this was correct. A correspondent writes that on mixing the quinine with the acid and some water he obtained a perfectly clear solution, but on adding the salicin a...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753763
  • 9781236753762