American Journal of Pharmacy, Volume 35

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Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science., 1863
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Page 284 - BEASLEY. Druggists' General Receipt Book. Comprising a Copious Veterinary Formulary, Recipes in Patent and Proprietary Medicines, Druggists' Nostrums, etc.; Perfumery. and Cosmetics, Beverages, Dietetic Articles and Condiments, Trade Chemicals, Scientific Processes, and many Useful Tables.
Page 91 - THE MODE IN WHICH THERAPEUTIC AGENTS INTRODUCED INTO THE STOMACH PRODUCE THEIR PECULIAR EFFECTS ON THE ANIMAL ECONOMY. Being the Prize Essay to which the Medical Society of London awarded the Fothergillian • • Gold Medal for 1852.
Page 527 - The astronomical precision with which it seemed possible that physiological operations might go on was evinced by the inquiry whether the Indians can so prepare that stupefying herb datura that 'they make it lie several days, months, years according as they will, in a man's body without doing him any harm, and at the end kill him without missing an hour's time.
Page 50 - The last assays and purchases, though of lower grade of value, were at higher prices from the high rates of exchange and the high tariff, and it is probable that after this time the advance will be still greater, so that the scammony represented in the table will hereafter be obtained only at ten to fourteen dollars a pound. The regulations of the Treasury Department, under the Act of Congress of 1848, " To prevent the importation of adulterated and spurious drugs and medicines...
Page 527 - ... destroy life by a lingering illness, which shall not only defy the skill of the physician, but shall also baffle the researches of the medical jurist. These facts are so remarkable, that they would be hardly credited if they were not susceptible of the proof of demonstration. They are likewise the more interesting and important from the circumstance that nitrobenzole is now a common article of commerce, and is accessible to every one.
Page 468 - ... have throughout the disease all been perfectly sensible, have had excellent appetites, been free from pain, and have never felt weak. The effects of this medicine, which I have carefully watched, seemed to arrest the development of the pustules, killing, as it were, the virus from within, thereby changing the character of the disease and doing away with the cause of pitting, and thus avoiding the necessity of gutta-percha and india-rubber applications, or of opening the pustules.
Page 468 - In my opinion, all the anticipations of disfigurement from pitting may now be calmed, if this medicine is given from the commencement of the disease. Before leaving this subject I may here caution the public that the useful part of the plant is its root, as recommended by Dr. Miles, and it can only be obtained from Messrs. Savoy & Moore, to whose house alone it has been imported.
Page 527 - ... (1865), the ancient Greeks were apparently familiar with a substance the physiological action of which is similar to that of nitrobenzene. He states as follows: It is said that Thrasyas, the father of botany, was so skilled in the preparation of drugs, that he knew how to compound a poison which would kill by a lingering illness. Theophrastus speaks of this poison, and says its force could be so modified as to occasion death in two, three, or six months, or even at the end of a year or two years;...
Page 527 - ... without manifesting its action, and would at last kill by a lingering illness. Theophrastus speaks of this poison, and says, its force could be so modified as to occasion death in two, three, or six months, or even at the end of a year or two years. The writings of Plutarch, Tacitus, Quintilian and Livy are full of instances of what seem to be this kind of slow and occult poisoning. In fact, until recently there has been a common belief among the unlearned that a skilful poisoner could so apportion...
Page 529 - ... and was manifested by a difficulty in standing ; but very soon it extended to the fore legs, and then to the head and neck. There was complete loss of voluntary power. The animal lay upon its side, with its head drawn a little back, and with its limbs in constant motion, as if in the act of walking or running. The muscles of the back were occasionally fixed in spasm, and every now and then the animal would have a sort of epileptic fit. It would look distressed, would howl as if in pain, and would...

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