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Camphora.

Botanical name:

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Dose.—Of Camphor as a diaphoretic, from one to ten grains, given in the form of emulsion.

Camphor is a valuable diaphoretic, and may be used to fulfill this indication in almost every state of febrile and inflammatory disease. Its operation may be promoted by the free use of tepid diluents, and by associating it with opium, Ipecacuanha, nitrate of potash, etc., in the several cases in which these remedies are found beneficial.

It is useful in various nervous affections, chronic and even acute rheumatism, gout, irritation of the urinary organs, etc.


The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.



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