Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 91
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E UCAL YPTOL.-E UGENOL.
gramme); and for those over five years, 7 I to I I
grains (0.50 to 0.75 gramme).
This substance is obtained from the essential oil of
several plants of the Eucalyptus genus, and also from
other plants. The formula given for eucalyptol is C10H,80.
Physical Properties.-This body, when pure, occurs
as a colorless liquid with an odor resembling that of
camphor. It boils at from 348.8 to 350.6 F. (I76 to
177 C.), and its sp. gr. is 0.930. It crystallizes at 30.2
F. (--I C.).
Solubility.-Eucalyptol is soluble in alcohol, ether,
chloroform, and the fatty oils; it is insoluble in water.
Therapeutic Applications. This drug possesses
marked therapeutic properties, but is chiefly employed
externally as an antiseptic in ulcers and as a stimulant
in neuralgia and rheumatism. Internally, it has been of
advantage in diseases of the respiratory tract, such as
pneumonia, pulmonary gangrene, and tuberculosis. It
has done good in malaria, affections of the urinary tract,
Administration.-Eucalyptol is best given in capsules
or in emulsion internally, or hypodermatically in oil, in
doses of 5 minims (0.30 gramme).
This plant occurs upon the market in the form of red
Therapeutic Applications. This drug is highly
recommended in the treatment of seasickness.
Administration.-This medicament is best adminis-
tered in lozenges, in doses of I grain (0.06 gramme)
three or four times a day.
This body, a phenol which is yielded by the oil of
cloves through oxidation, may be obtained also from
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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/m1/90/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.