Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 26
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26 NOTES ON THE NEWER RE MEDIES.
pulsatilla. Its chemical composition is put down as
C 15H 1206
Physical Properties.-This alkaloid occurs in color-
less crystalline needles having a melting-point of 304.6
F. (I520 C.).
Solubility.-Anemonine is readily soluble in warm
alcohol, but insoluble in water and ether.
Therapeutic Applications.-This remedy has been
employed with apparent success in painful affections of
the female pelvic organs, such as dysmenorrhoea, peri-
metritis, ovariosalpingitis, and others.
Administration.-This alkaloid is given in doses of
from 1 to 2 of a grain (o.o5 to 0.20 gramme).
By oxidation of anetwol (C1,H,,O), a constituent of
anise and fennel oils, there is obtained anisic acid, known
as methyl-para-oxybenzoic acid, an isomer of methyl-
salicylic acid. The chemical composition of anisic acid
Physical Properties.-Anisic acid appears in the form
of colorless prisms having a melting-point of 356 F.
Solubility.-This acid is freely soluble in hot and cold
alcohol, but insoluble in water.
Therapeutic Applications.-This drug possesses anti-
septic and antipyretic properties; hence it has been used
in the treatment of wounds and in that of acute articular
rheumatism. Its effects have been satisfactory.
Administration.-Anisic acid is seldom given by
itself. The sodium salt is the preparation generally
employed, in doses of 15 grains (i gramme).
This substance must not be confounded with aristol,
also known under the same name of annidalin. The
agent under consideration is the ditlhymol triiodide.
Physical Properties.-Annidalin occurs as a reddish-
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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/m1/25/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.