Treatment of Tuberculosis and Chronic Respiratory Affections by Tracheal Injection; Technique - Clinical Results

Treatment of Tuberculosis and Chronic Respiratory Affections by Tracheal Injection; Technique - Clinical Results

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... penetrates. Since the air becomes a medium by which the medicines are difiused and this action is then supplemented by the secondary ac tion in the process of elimination by the respiratory organs. We have then chosen the oil of thyme because of its great bacteriacidal power which gave such excellent results to Onimus as we have stated before. The oil of eucalyptus has always been esteemed for its elective action on the broncho-pulmonary mucous membrane. The oil of cinnamon has been expressly recommended for this, purpose by Daremberg, and finally, the oil of wintergreen offers the especial and interesting peculiarity of containing a large percentage of salicylate of methyl which renders it an active and valuable anti-thermic. It is now necessary to enter into a more detailed analysis of the nature and materia medica of these four essential oils which we have selected for tracheal use. 02'! of I/1)/me. Thyme is a perennial plant belonging to the family of the Labiatae. It grows in the interior of France and in the southeast of Europe. The medical properties are contained entirely in the essential oil which is secreted by the leaves of the calyx and green parts of the young top. The herb is gathered in the springtime and autumn and the distilling process is carried on in the interior of France. The fresh tops are enclosed in a receptacle of wire gauze which is placed in the distilling vessel of a still and covered with water. In the distillation the volatile essential oil passes over and is received in a florentine flask from which the oil is conveyed through a small tube into a receiving vessel and filtered through paper. The product is ordinarily of a deep brown color but it can be obtained uncolored by redistillation by taking the..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750675
  • 9781236750679