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November 30, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(22):777-778. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401180019004

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Chrysarobin in Hæmorrhoids.  Dr. Kosobudski, writing in the Russkaya Meditsina on Unna's plan of treating hæmorrhoids with chrysarobin, says that he has employed it—or a modification of it—in twenty-two cases, and has found it on the whole very satisfactory. He does not, however, employ quite such strong preparations as Unna. His plan is to wash the hæmorrhoid with a weak carbolic or creolin lotion, and then to dry it well with cotton wool, after which he applies three or four times a day an ointment consisting of chrysarobin 8 parts, iodoform 3 parts, extract of belladonna 6 parts, and vaseline 150 parts. For internal piles suppositories are employed, which are composed as follows: Chrysarobin, 1 grain; iodoform, ¼ grain; extract of belladonna, ⅛ grain; cacao butter, 30 grains; glycerine sufficient to enable the mass to be made into the form of a suppository. If there is much hæmorrhage a

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