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MEDICINES AND THEIR USES.
this class-tartar emetic, sulphate copper, ipecacuanha,
squill, sulphate zinc, an acetous mixture, and an emetic
powder of my own, I have found best suited to this
To make the Acetous emetic, take
Ictodes foetidae, (skunks cabbage root.)
Good cider vinegar 1 quart.
These articles to be well pulverized, and the whole
made quite moist with alcohol, then let them stand 24
hours, tightly covered; after which add the vinegar, let
it stand a few days, then strain and subject the drug to
pressure, after which apply a gentle heat to your solu-
tion, and it will drive off the alcohol.
Dose, 1 dr. every ten or fifteen minutes; it may be
increased up to 4 or 5. To be taken in some warm
diaphoretic tea. Under all ordinary circumstances, you
will find this will never disappoint your expectations.
The emetic powders are equal portions of the three
first ingredients, in acetous mixture, with equal parts of
pul. ipecac. Dose, 10 gr. to half dr., given in warm
infusion, repeated every ten or fifteen minutes.
E,;?olu(J s are medicines which are supposed to
be capable of promoting the menstrual discharge; there
is uncertainty in their operations, but there are a few
which are employed to promote the menstrual secretion,
and which appear to act solely on the uterus. These
remedies are saffron, which is a valuable remedy to re-
move those severe lumbar pains which so frequently
precede or accompany menstruation, ergot, rue, savin,
sepia, and macrotin, the most valuable of the whole.
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