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Porcelia.

Botanical name:

The seeds of Porcelia triloba.—U.S.

Dose.—As an emetic, from gtt. x. to ℨss., or even ℨj.

Therapeutic Action.—The tincture of the seeds of the Porcelia is said to operate very efficiently as an emetic in very small doses. Dr. Sellman, who has published a small pamphlet on Medicine, says the tincture of the seeds will produce emesis in doses of ten drops. The minute doses necessary to produce vomiting, and its freedom from unpleasant taste, recommend it as an emetic, especially in the diseases of children. We have administered it in much larger doses than are named by Dr. Sellman.


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



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