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Camphora.

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Related entries: Camphora under narcotics - Camphora under diuretics

Camphor, described under the head of Narcotics, deserves a notice in this place, on account of its stimulant properties. As a stimulant it is particularly useful in the advanced stages of continued fevers of a typhoid type, when attended with great depression of both the nervous and vascular systems. When the pulse is frequent, small and feeble, with an excited, irritable or jarring beat, dry skin, or a cold and clammy state of the surface, with low muttering delirium, subsultus tendinum, and other evidences of approaching dissolution, camphor has proved a remedy of importance.


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



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