Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 51
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by benzoyl. Its chemical nature is represented by the
formula C, H4\OCH.
Physical Properties.-Benzosol is a colorless and
almost tasteless and odorless powder with a melting-
point varying from 132.8 to I36.4 F. (560 to 58 C.).
Solubility.-Benzoyl-guaiacol is perfectly soluble in
hot alcohol, ether, and chloroform, but is insoluble in
Therapeutic Applications.-Benzosol is especially
useful as an antiseptic in intestinal disorders and in
phthisis pulmonalis. Its lack of taste makes it a rem-
edy superior to the guaiacol itself in the treatment of the
Administration.-Benzoyl-guaiacol is best given in
chocolate pastilles, with peppermint oil or sugar, or in
powder form. The dose of the drug is from 3 to 12
grains (o.i8 to 0.75 gramme).
Betol goes under various names, such as naphtalol,
naplthosalol, and salinapkthol. It is a salicylate of naph-
thol ether or a salicylate of f-naphthol. Betol is closely
allied to salol, and is represented by the formula C6H4-
Physical Properties.-This remedy occurs, when
absolutely pure, as a crystalline colorless powder with-
out odor or taste. It melts at 2030 F. (950 C.).
Solubility.-Boiling alcohol in the proportion of I to
3, and ether, benzene, and linseed-oil, readily dissolve
this drug. Betol is slightly soluble in alcohol at ordi-
nary temperatures and in turpentine. It is insoluble in
water and glycerin.
Therapeutic Applications. Under the action of the
intestinal juices this drug is decomposed into naphthol
and salicylic acid. Betol has been used with advantage
in articular rheumatism, vesical catarrh, and cystitis.
Gonorrhoea has been benefited by the drug.
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