Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 27
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brown powder which is decomposed by heat and light
with the evolution of iodine.
Solubility.-This drug is readily soluble in chloro-
form and ether, slightly so in alcohol, but is insoluble in
Therapeutic Applications.-Annidalin is usually
applied locally as a substitute for iodoform and aristol in
those diseases for which these two remedies are em-
Administration.-This drug is used in the pure pow-
der or in the strength of o per cent.
A substance obtained from alizarin, the crystalline
principle of Rubia tinctorium, or the common madder.
Antlzrarobin is also called desozyalizarin. It is a deriva-
tive of phenol and allied to chrysophanic acid. Its
formula is CH /C(OH)>c H.(OH)2.
Physical Properties.-Anthrarobin is a yellowish
powder. A solution of it exhibits a brown color
changing to a green and finally to a violet one, these
changes being due to the amount of oxygen taken up.
Solubility.-This drug is readily soluble in alcohol,
glycerin, or in dilute alkaline solutions; sparingly so in
ether and chloroform; insoluble in water or in acids.
Therapeutic Applications.-The chief use of anthra-
robin is in skin diseases, and it has been of service
especially in psoriasis, pityriasis versicolor, and herpes.
Administration.-This remedy is applied locally in
the form of ointment of the strength of not more than
20 grains to the ounce (I.3 : 30 grammes).
Under the name of anticylic acid there is found upon
the market a white fragrant powder with a refreshing
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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/m1/26/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.