Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 90
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90 NOTES ON THE NEWER REMEDIES.
is said to be of value in the treatment of epilepsy, and is
employed in place of the potassium salt.
Administration.-This remedy is best given in emul-
sion or capsules, in doses of 6 to 12 drops or minims (o. 18
to 0.74 gramme) three times a day; for a child ten years
of age, Io drops (o.6o gramme) twice a day, increasing
cautiously. This remedy may be given hypodermatically.
This new body has been obtained from the oil of
eucalyptus by means of hydrochloric acid. It is chem-
ically the hydroczlorate of ezcalyptene.
Physical Properties.-Eucalypteol is a white, mica-
ceous, scaly substance having an aromatic camphor-like
odor and a peculiar feeble but persistent taste. Its melt-
ing-point is at I22 F. (500 C.).
Solubility.-Eucalyptene hzydrocklorate is soluble in
alcohol, chloroform, ether, fatty and volatile oils, and
petroleum; it is scarcely soluble in water.
Physiological Action.-Eucalypteol is said to be non-
poisonous and to be borne well by the stomach. It is
largely eliminated by the bronchial and salivary secre-
tions, the urine, and the intestinal secretions, in all of
which its presence is shown by a peculiar faint but
Therapeutic Applications. This new drug has given
excellent results in acute and chronic bronchitis, as well
as in other diseases of the lungs. As a gastro-intestinal
disinfectant it has rendered great service in typhoid fever,
diarrhoea, green stools, and in other similar disorders.
Administration.-Eucalypteol is best administered in
capsules or in wafers. For adults the daily dose, in
divided quantities and best given between meals, may be
set down as 222 grains (I.5 grammes). To children the
remedy is best administered as a confection with water
or milk. For children under one year the daily dose
prescribed may be 334 grains (0.25 gramme); for those
of from four to five years, 4'2 to 72 grains (0.30 to 0.50
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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/m1/89/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.