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December 4, 1897

ALKALIN ANTISEPTIC TABLETS.

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DALLAS, TEXAS.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1160-1161. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490026001n

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Abstract

Each tablet is composed of the following: Acid boracic, grs. 22.5; sodiibicarb., grs. 7.5; sodii biborat., grs. 7.5; camphor, grs. 1⅞; menthol, grs. 1⅞; thymol, gr..5 combined with three minims of the following combinations of oils: Oil pinus pinolias, 2 parts; oil eucalyptus, 2 parts; oil Scotch pine, 2 parts; oil spruce, 1 part; oil cedar, 1 part; oil cubebs, 1 part; oil wintergreen,.25 part; oil bay leaves .25 part; chloroform, 2 parts.

These tablets are very useful in the treatment of catarrhal conditions of the nose, throat and ear. They are used by dissolving them in hot water and used as a douche or spray, and are sometimes useful dissolved in the mouth in cases of sore throat and troublesome cough caused by irritation of the larynx. One of these tablets dissolved in one or two ounces of boiling water will make a very agreeable wash or spray for the

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