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Doses of Medicines.

In the medicine table that follows, the doses given are those of Lloyd's Specific Medicines. They are reliable, of uniform strength and used by most Eclectics. However, good, reliable fluid extracts may be used in similar doses.

Most herbs, flowers, leaves, roots and barks lose their strength by drying, therefore, should be prepared from the green herbs, flowers, leaves, roots or bark. As Lloyd's Specific Medicines are made to conform with these rules, they are, as stated before, reliable and of uniform strength. The doses given are the average, and the physician has to use his judgment in this matter, adopting the size and frequency of dose to conditions present.

Some medicines and under certain conditions are best given before meals; again others after or a little after meals. That every physician should dispense his own medicines will find more and more favor, and in course of time will be adopted by most all physicians. It keeps him in touch with the drugs he uses and thus will help him in the knowledge and study of his materia medica and therapeutics. All those marked with S. should be kept in stock in 4 ounce quantities at least, while those marked SS. it is advisable to keep in pound lots. Those marked P. are such that are desirable to be carried in the pocket case. Any remedy in the following table that is marked * indicates that it is a drug outside of Lloyd's Specific Medicines. T refers us to teaspoonful.

Signs Names of Drugs. Quantity Water or
Menstrum
Dose How Often
S Acidum Hydrochloricum, dil. ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
Acidum Nitricum gtt. i to ii ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Acidum Sulphuricum, dil. ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Achillea Mill. ℥ i ℥ iii T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S P Aconite gtt. v to xv ℥ iv T Every 1 to 2 Hours.
S Aesculus Hip. gtt. xx to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
Ailanthus gtt. x to xxx. ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
Aletris Farinosa ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S *Ammonia Carbonate ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S P *Ammonia Muriate ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S P Apis M. gtt. v to xv ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S P Apocynum Can. ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S P Asclepias T. ℨss to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Avena Sativa ℨ i to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S P Baptisia ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
Barosma ℨss to 1 Every 3 to 6 Hours.
SS Berberis Aquif. ℨ i to iv ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S P Bryonia Alba gtt. x to xxx ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S P Belladonna gtt. v to xv ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S *Capsella Bursa Pastoris ℨ i to iii ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S P Cactus Grand ℨss to i ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Calendula ℨss to i ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S P Cannabis Indica gtt. x to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S P *Colocynthis, 2d dilution gtt. v to xx ℥ iv T Every 1/2 to 3 Hours.
S *Carduus Marianus ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 1 to 3 Hours.
S P Caulophyllum T. ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 1 to 3 Hours.
S Ceanothus Am. ℨ i to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Chimaphila Umb . ℨ ii to vi ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S P Chionanthus ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S P Cimicifuga ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Collinsonia ℨss to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Convallaria Majalis gtt. xv to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Corydalis Formosa ℨ ii to vi ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
Cypripedium ℨss to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S P Cinnamomum gtt. x to ℨss Every 3 to 4 Hours.
SS P Crataegus gtt. xxx to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Damiana ℨ ii to vi ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Digitalis gtt. x to xxx ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Dioscorea Vil. ℨss to iii ℥ iv T Every 1 to 3 Hours.
S Drosera ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Dulcamara ℨss to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
SS P Echinacea ℨ ii to vi ℥ iv T Every 1 to 4 Hours.
Epigae Repens ℨss to i ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S P Ergot gtt. x to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S Erigeron ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
SS Eriodictyon Glut. ℨss to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S Eryngium ℨss to i ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Eucalyptus ℨss to iii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
Eupatorium Per. ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
Eupatorium Purp. ℨ ii to iv ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Euphrasia Off. ℨ ii to iii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
Gaultheria ℨ i to iv ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S P Gelsemium gtt. xv to ℨ 1 ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Geranium ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Gossypium ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
SS Grindelia Robusta ℨ i to iii ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S *Grindelia Squarrosa ℨss to 1 ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Hamamelis ℨ ii to vi ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Helonias Dioica ℨss to i ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Hydrangea ℨ i to vi ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Hydrastis ℨss to i ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S P Hyoscyamus ℨss to i ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S P Ignatia Am. gtt. x to xx ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
Inula Hel. ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S P Ipecac gtt. x to xxx ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Iris gtt. xx to ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S P Jaborandi ℨ i to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Juglans ℨ i to ℨ iv ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S Leptandra ℨss to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 4 Hours.
S P Lobelia gtt. x to ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
Lycopodium ℨss to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S Lycopus V ℨ i to ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S P Matricaria ℨ i to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 1 Hour.
Mitchella gtt. x to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S P Nux Vomica gtt. x to xx ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S Nepeta Cataria ℨ i to ℨ iii ℥ iv T Every 1 Hour.
S Oenanthe Croc. gtt. v to vi ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Oxydendron ℨss to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S P Passiflora Incarnata ℨss to ℨ iv ℥ iv T Every 4 Hours.
S P Phytolacca ℨss to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
Plantago Major ℨ ii to iv ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
SS Potassium Acetate ℨi to ℨ iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S P Podophyllum ℨss to ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 4 Hours.
S Prunus V gtt. x to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 4 Hours.
S P Pulsatilla gtt. x to ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Pinus Canadensis ℨss to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 1 to 2 Hours.
S Piper Methysticum ℨ i to ℨ iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
Podophyllin Trit. 1 to 100. grain i to x --- --
S Polymnia Uvedalia ℨss to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 1 to 2 Hours.
Polytrichum Junip. ℨ ii to ℨ iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
Rheum ℨ ii to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Rhus Aromatica ℨss to iii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S P Rhus Tox gtt. v to xxx ℥ iv T Every 1 to 3 Hours.
SS Salix Nigra Aments ℨ ii to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Sanguinaria gtt. x to xxx ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
SS Saw Palmetto ℨ i to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Scutellaria gtt. x to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Senecio gtt. x to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Sodium Sulphite grain v to xx --- --- Every 3 Hours.
S Sodium Phosphate grain v to x --- --- Every 3 Hours.
S Staphisagria gtt. x to ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 3 Hours.
S Sticta gtt. x to ℨ ii ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Stramonium gtt. x to xx ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S P Strophanthus gtt. x to xxx ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S Senna gtt. x to ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 2 Hours.
S Solanum Car. gtt. x to ℨss ℥ iv T Every 4 Hours.
Stigmata Maydis ℨss to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S Stillingia ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S Syzygium Jambolanum ℨss ℥ iv T Every 3 to 4 Hours.
S T'riticum ℨ ii to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S Thuja gtt. x to ℨ i ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Tiger Lily ℨss to iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S P Veratrum V gtt. x to ℨss ℥ iv T Every 2 to 3 Hours.
S Vesicaria Communis ℨ i to ℨ iv ℥ iv T Every 2 to 4 Hours.
S P Viburnum Prunif. ℨ i to ii ℥ iv T Every 1 to 3 Hours.
S P Viburnum Opulus ℨss to ii ℥ iv T Every 1/2 to 3 Hours
S Xanthoxylum ℨ ii to iv ℥ iv T Every 1 to 4 Hours.
Zingiber ℨ ii to vi ℥ iv T Every 1 to 3 Hours.

NOTE—Besides some of Lloyd's Specific Medicines and some drugs in their primary form, the writer carries in his pocket-case the following of Abbott's Alkaloidal Granules, viz.: Aconitine, atropine, glonoine, hyoscyamine, morphine, lobelin, pilocarpine, and strychnine. These are reliable, effective and take very little space, therefore convenient to carry in a small pocket case.


The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.



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