Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 72
This book is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries .
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
72 NOTES ON THE NEWER. R REMEDIES.
Therapeutic Applications.-The fresh leaves of the
plant furnish a juice which is claimed to be beneficial in
the treatment of cataract without operation.
Administration.-The juice is simply dropped into
the eye, in doses of 2 minims (o.15 gramme) three times
This new combination of cocaine contains about 75
per cent. of the alkaloid.
Physical Properties.- Cocaile plc;natc occurs as a
viscid yellowish mass.
Solubility.-This new medicament is soluble in alco-
hol, but insoluble in water.
Therapeutic Applications.-This drug is employed
as a local anaesthetic in catarrhal affections of the nose
and stomach and in other disorders.
Administration.-Cocaine phenate may be given in-
ternally, in capsules, in doses of from 1 to of a grain
(o.oo5 to o.oI gramme). It may also be used by insuffla-
tion. For local application the strength of the solutions
may vary from 5 to Io per cent.
This alkaloid is represented by the formula C1sH21NO3.
The new salt, the phosphate, is represented by the formula
C1sH21N03-H3P03, I4 2Aq.
Physical Properties.-The alkaloid occurs in color-
less bitter crystals with a melting-point of 302 F. (1 500
C.). The phosphate of codezine appears in white needles
which are also of a bitter taste.
Solubility.-Codeine is readily soluble in alcohol and
ether, and in boiling water in the proportion of I to 17
parts. Codeine phosphate is soluble in water, and slightly
so in alcohol.
Physiological Action.-The action of codeine is
similar to that of morphine. As a narcotic codeine is
less powerful than its sister alkaloid, and in large quan-
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
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/m1/71/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.