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Unguentum Terebinthinae.—Ointment of Turpentine.

Botanical name:

Oleum Terebinthinae (U. S. P.)—Oil of Turpentine

Preparation.—"Take of oil of turpentine, 1 fluid ounce; resin, in coarse powder, 54 grains; yellow wax, ½ ounce (av.); prepared lard, 1 ounce (av.). Melt the ingredients together by the heat of a steam or water-bath. Remove the vessel, and stir the mixture constantly while it cools"—(Br. Pharm., 1885).

Action and Medical Uses.—This ointment forms a good application to recent inflammations of the surface, and in erythema, erysipelas, and burns.


King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.



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