Tildens' Medicinal Extracts

1850 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
I tried this preparation, and found it answer the description. Out of twenty persons who took it, none complained of headache or unpleasant sequences. But it was not of a good color, and soon grew muddy, and seemed to be decomposed. 1 therefore made some modifications of the preparation, until I fixed upon the following formula, which answers admirably, and makes and retains the beautifully red and clear form of that which I herewith send you. I use no other preparation of opium, except the
more » ... ium, except the powdered gum in diseases of the bowels. R. Pulv. gum opii, 3 i. ; muriatic acid, § i. ; distilled water, § xvi. ; red brandy, § iv. Mix, he. It is of nearly the strength of the tincture of opium, and, 1 think, much preferable to that or McMunn's elixir. W. M. Cornell.
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