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Unguentum Hamamelidis. Br. Hamamelis Ointment.

Botanical name:

Pommade de Hamamelis, Fr.; Hamamelissalbe, G.

"Liquid Extract of Hamamelis, 10 millilitres; Wool Fat, 60 grammes; Soft Paraffin, 30 grammes. Mix by trituration in a warm mortar." Br.

This was one of the "Additions" to the British Pharmacopoeia, 1885, and afterwards introduced into the Br. Pharm., 1898, 1914. It is, in our opinion, of doubtful utility, but may be applied to sprains.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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