The Pharmacology of the Newer Materia Medica: Embracing the Botany, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Therapeutics of New Remedies : Being the Results of the Collective Investigation of New Remedies, as Conducted Under the "Working Bulletin" System, Properly Arranged, Classified and Indexed

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G. S. Davis, 1892 - 1307 pages
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Page 207 - ... menstruum to saturate the powder and leave a stratum above it. When the liquid begins to drop from the percolator, close the lower orifice, and, having closely covered the percolator, macerate for forty-eight hours. Then allow the percolation to proceed, gradually adding menstruum, until the hydrastis is exhausted.
Page 433 - ... that this subject has not attracted the attention it deserves, has been led to study with reference to it all cases of malarial fever coming under his observation during the late summer and early fall of the past two years, at Bayview Asylum, and the result he gives in an able and elaborate paper which appears in the July number of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
Page 412 - ... 2. The use of cocaine in the alcoholic and opium inebriates is not satisfactory ; while it is a more or less perfect substitute, yet its use is attended with greater danger than alcohol or opium. 3. The use of cocaine in mental depression, if we carefully guard against the depressing effects of the drug upon digestion and assimilation, will often give better results than any drug hitherto used. 4. The use of cocaine in neurasthenia is a valuable addition to the treatment. 5. The drug, if administered,...
Page 451 - The sad story, in a recent Record, of the Russian surgeon's suicide from sorrow or remorse due to his belief that a patient had died from an overdose of cocaine, points a moral, the import of which demands more than a passing notice. No advent in the therapeutic arena during the last decade, has been attended with such varied and extensive claims for favor as cocaine. Its...
Page 31 - A neat, much branched, procumbent annual, 6 inches to near a foot long, with opposite, broadly ovate, sessile, and entire leaves. Pedicels considerably longer than the leaves, and rolled back as the capsule ripens.
Page 27 - ... stem or the juice of the fresh plant to the diseased part, is said to result in the destruction of the morbid tissue which is replaced by healthy granulations, doing the work, in fact, of the chloride of zinc paste.
Page 458 - Cocainism is not the outcome of using the drug at long intervals. Its transient effect and the demand of an impaired nerve status compel frequent taking — more than alcohol or opium — so that habitues have been known to take it ten, twenty, or more times daily; and it is this — growing by what it feeds on — that tends to create and continue the disease.
Page 258 - Earl Russell communicated to the College of Physicians that he received a despatch from Her Majesty's Consul at Manilla, to the effect that Cholera had been raging fearfully, and that the ONLY remedy of any service was CHLORODYNE."— See Lancet, December 1st, 1864.
Page 392 - ... of coca, made by Parke, Davis & Co., that this drug " produces a gently excitant effect ; is asserted to support the strength for a considerable time without food ; in large doses produces a general excitation of the circulatory and nervous system, imparting increased vigor to the muscles as well as to the intellect, with an indescribable feeling of satisfaction amounting altogether sometimes to a species of delirium, not followed by feelings of languor or depression,
Page 430 - In small doses it at first slightly increases the number of the respirations, then decreases them, and in large doses diminishes them rapidly from the first, finally causing death from a paralysis of respiration. 4. It at first slightly heightens, and then greatly depresses the reflex action of the spinal cord in small doses. Large doses degress from the first.

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