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56 NO TES ON THE NE WER REMEDIES.
harmless. As much as 75 grains (5 grammes) have been
given to man in the course of six hours without causing
deleterious effects except some uneasiness about the
abdomen and an unpleasant taste in the mouth.
Therapeutic Applications.-Bromol has been em-
ployed successfully as a local remedy in diphtheria, and
internally in cholera infantum and in typhus fever as an
intestinal disinfectant. Quite recently it has been recoim-
mended for the expulsion of tapeworms, being said to be
of special value against mediocalellata and bothriocepk-
Administration.-For local use bromol is applied
from a solution in glycerin of the strength of I to 25.
Internally, especially in cholera of children, it can be
given in doses of from 1 to 4 of a grain (0.005 to
0.015 gramme). For tapeworm the remedy can be given
in single doses of from 2 to 4 grains (0o.I3 to 0.26
gramme) repeated until the expulsion of the animal is
This plant, known under the common name of red bil-
berry and red whortleberry, is the Vaccinium vitis idea.
It has not been analyzed as yet.
Therapeutic Applications. Brousnika has been tried
with excellent results as an antirheumatic; it is said to
have relieved, and even cured, rebellious cases of rheu-
matism in which all other treatment, medicinal and
otherwise, had proved of no avail.
Administration.-Red bilberry is given in the form
of a decoction, in doses of from 2 to 4 drachms (30 to
6o grammes) in water during the course of twenty-four
This plant contains two amorphous alkaloids of an
extremely bitter taste, bryonine and bryonidinc, the latter
being a powerful irritant to the gastro-intestinal mucous
membrane. The chemical nature of the chief alkaloid,
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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/m1/55/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.