Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 93
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piration, though it is said to also cause irritation of the
Therapeutic Applications.-This plant has recently
been found of value in the treatment of coryza and hay
asthma, and has been recommended in emphysema and
chronic bronchitis. It has been lauded in the treatment
of chronic asthma.
Administration.-The preparation used is the fluid
extract, the dose of which is given as from 30 to 6o
minims (2 to 4 grammes).
Contraindications. This drug is said to be contra-
indicated in diseases of the kidney. It is believed that
the coloring matter of the plant affects the renal secre-
tions in one way or another, and hence this drug should
not be used in kidney troubles except with great caution.
This body is the carbonate of ethyl and phenyl, phenyl-
ethylic urethane, or simply phenyl urethane, having a
formula of CO/'CH or CH
\NHC'H or C6HbNHCOOCHL.
Physical Properties.-Euphorin occurs as a white
powder having a slight aromatic odor and a taste resem-
bling that of cloves. Its melting-point is 123.8 F.
(5 1 C.).
Solubility.-This drug is soluble in alcohol, but only
slightly soluble in water.
Therapeutic Applications.-Euphorin is recom-
mended as a serviceable antipyretic, antirheumatic, ano-
dyne, and antiseptic in those affections requiring the
actions of such drugs. Thus, it has been employed with
asserted success in rheumatism, tuberculosis, venereal
and other skin disorders, etc. As an antipyretic it has
beeri tried with success in typhoid fever, appearing to
act better when the fever is at its maximum. The defer-
vescence that follows its ingestion is attended with a feel-
ing of warmth and moderate sweating. This drug can
be employed in surgical fevers. Its analgesic powers
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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/m1/92/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.