Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 89
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ETHYL IODIDE.-ETHYLENE BROMIDE.
by a depressant effect on the same, the function often
stopping suddenly. The amount necessary to produce
local anaesthesia is not sufficient, as a rule, to influence
the general system.
Therapeutic Applications.-At present the remedy is
employed only as a local anaesthetic in dental practice
and for minor surgical operations.
Administration.- Chloride of ethyl is administered
generally in the form of a spray.
This body, which is a hydriodic ether, may be repre-
sented by the formula C2H5I.
Solubility.-The iodide of ethyl is soluble in alcohol
and ether, and slightly so in water.
Therapeutic Applications.-This drug has recently
been found to be effective in the treatment of asthma and
laryngitis, especially in the subacute and chronic catarrh
of the ear-passages. It has been recommended also in
the treatment of the latter stages of pneumonia, to en-
Administration.-Ethyl iodide can best be adminis-
tered by inhalation.
This substance is also named dibromethiane, its chemi-
cal constitution being C4H2Br 2.
Physical Properties.--Ethylene bromide occurs as a
brownish emulsifiable liquid with an odor resembling
that of chloroform and with a sweetish taste. Its sp. gr.
is 2.163 at 69.8 F. (2I C.). It solidifies at 320 F. (o
C.), and its boiling-point is 299.8 F. (131 C.).
Solubility.-This drug is soluble in alcohol, but in-
soluble in water.
Therapeutic Applications.-Ethylene bromide, unlike
the ethyl bromide, with which it must not be confounded,
is not used as an anaesthetic. The ethylene compound
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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/m1/88/: accessed August 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.