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MEDICINES AND THEIR USES.
one of the best applications of this character, it is
impervious to air; when the bark is ground very fine,
it is a good addition to other substances to make them
adhesive. I regard flaxseed as the next best application.
In a case of anthrax (malignant carbuncle) I employed
a recipe of my friend Dr. Ewing of this city; I esteem
it highly, especially where there is a tendency to morti-
fication; it is flaxseed, cinchona bark, and charcoal; the
seeds should be boiled until the whole becomes a soft
pulp. The carrot is a valuable article in many cases;
it should be grated fresh, with boiling water poured on.
Of the non-medicinal substances employed as emollients,
warm water is decidedly the most important,, and the
higher the temperature at which it can be applied,
without the actual production of pain, the greater will
be its emollient power; and for this reason, when
applied in the form of vapor, it will be found produc-
tive of the most advantage.
MEDICINES AND THEIR USES.
UNDER this head I have determined to introduce an
article for the benefit of the profession, devoted entirely
to the heading of this subject, deeming it one of the
most important to have it constantly before the eye of
the reader, as nothing is more important than having a
proper knowledge of the modus operandi of medicines.
We have another reason, articles of this character are
seldom introduced into a work on practice; and our
object is to make this work one of practical utility,
saving the labor of referring to a multiplicity of volumes
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Massie, J. Cam. A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine, book, 1854; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143817/m1/42/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.