Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 70
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70 NOTES ON THE NEWER REMEDIES.
employed with success as a hypnotic, in those cases espe-
cially in which pain appears a prominent symptom.
Administration.-The dose of this new medicament
is put down as from 3 to 14 grains (0.20 to o.9o gramme).
Toxicology.-The drug is apt to produce symptoms
of poisoning similar to those of chloral.
This substance is the monocklorphenol, represented by
the formula C6H,CL.OH.
Physical Properties.-This drug occurs as a volatile
liquid heavier than water.
Therapeutic Applications.- Cllolphcnol possesses an-
tiseptic and antituberculotic properties. It has rendered
marked service in the treatment of tubercular diseases.
This remedy has likewise been employed successfully
against bronchitis, laryngitis, and ozna. Locally ap-
plied, it has done good in the treatment of discharging
glands, ulcers, and wounds.
Administration.-Monochlorphenol is usually admin-
istered by inhalation, but, as above stated, it is also
employed as a local application.'
Chromic acid, or, better, chromic anhydride, is obtained
from potassium bichromate by the action of sulphuric
acid. Its formula is Cr03.
Physical Properties.-This drug appears in long,
hygroscopic, red, rhombic prisms or needles.
Solubility.-Chromic acid is readily dissolved by water.
1 Para-monocnhlophenol (CI4C1.OH), occurring in crystalline form,
soluble in alcohol, ether, and alkalies, but sparingly so in water, and oriho-
monobromp enol (C6H4Br.OH), appearing as a (lark-violet liquid, soluble
in alcohol, ether, alkalies, and water, have been employed with alleged ad-
vantage in the local treatment of erysipelas. They are said to lower the
temperature and to remove the congestion of the affected area without pro-
ducing cutaneous irritation. Either of the two medicaments can be used
in ointments of the strength of from 3 to 6 per cent. The ointment may
be rubbed in once or twice a day.
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