Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 22
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22 NOTES ON THE NE WER REMEDIES.
from its use in articular rheumatism and other allied
Administration.-The dose of agathin varies from 4
to 8 grains (0.26 to 0.52 gramme) three times a day.
Alanthol is a liquid substance obtained from the root
of the plant commonly known as " elecampane " (Inula
selenium). The principle is also called inulol, and its
chemical formula is C20H320.
Physical Properties.-Alanthol has a peppermint-like
odor and taste, and boils at 3920 F. (200o C.).'
Therapeutic Applications.-Alanthol has not had a
very extensive trial as a therapeutic agent, but it has
been recommended as a substitute for the oil of turpen-
tine in the treatment of tubercular diseases.
Aldehyde, or, better, acetic aldehyde, is alcohol de-
prived of two atoms of hydrogen, its formula being
Physical Properties.-Aldehyde is a colorless limpid
liquid with a peculiar, characteristic ethereal odor. It
is pungent, inflammable, and readily absorbs oxygen.
Therapeutic Applications.-This drug is employed
in catarrhal congestion of the mucous membranes, and
is claimed to be of especial value in ozaena. This rem-
edy has also some anaesthetic properties.
Administration.'-Aldehyde is best administered by
inhalation from a solution of the strength of from 5 to
Io minims to the pint of hot water (0.3 to o.6 in 512
This new salt of aluminum has received the common
1 Alanthol is found in combination with alanthic or inulic acid (C15H20-
O2), which occurs in the form of needles, and with helenin (CfH,1), an
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Cerna, David. Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition, book, 1894; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143542/m1/21/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.