Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 82
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82 NOTES ON THE NEWER REMEDIES.
Therapeutic Applications.-Dermatol is at present
largely used as an antiseptic, in place of iodoform, in all
those affections in which the latter remedy is indicated.
The bismuth subgallate is of service also internally in
diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract, as a substitute for
the subnitrate salt. It has certainly given good results
in the treatment of the diarrhea of tubercular disease,
as well as in that of typhoid fever. It has been very
highly recommended in the treatment of fermentative
dyspepsia and, locally applied, in various diseases of the
Administration.-The daily dose when given by the
mouth is 30 grains (2 grammes), and it may be adminis-
tered even in as high a quantity as 90 grains (6 grammes).
Locally, it may be applied as a dusting-powder, gauze,
glycerin or collodion emulsion, or ointment of the
strength of from 10 to 20 per cent.
This substance, also called oxJychinascptol, which has
quite recently been introduced, has a chemical composi-
tion of (OH.C9H,N)2(OH)(SO3H)C6H4.
Physical Properties.-This new agent occurs as a
Solubility.-Oxychinaseptol is easily soluble in cold
Therapeutic Applications.-Although its medicinal
uses have not been very extensive as yet, recent investi-
gations have shown that this new remedy has decided
antiseptic properties. It has been employed with most
excellent results in aural and nasal diseases. It is
claimed to be of the greatest value as a deodorizing
agent in cases of offensive otorrhoea and rhinitis. This
drug is non-irritant and non-painful.
Administration.-Diaphtherin may be applied in the
form of the powder itself or in solutions of from - to I
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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/m1/81/?rotate=270: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.