Analyses of Secret Remedies, Etc.


RECEIVED for analysis from Dr. R---l, Boston, a bottle of "Ludwig's" Anti-Cholera Acid, advertised in the Western States, and sold at $ 5.00 per four ounce bottle:

Result: 1 part concentrated sulphuric acid.
5 parts wine.
10 parts water

From the same. "Hatte's Remedy for Diseases of the Eye." Under this name is sold: 1. A Balsam. 2. An Eyewater.

THE BALSAM is put up in small tin boxes, on the cover of which are engraved the letters P. H. On the paper cover is a seal, with an eye; over it the words "Eye Balsam;" and underneath, the letters J. P. H. The following, is the exact composition of this highly prized balsam.

1 drachm of butter.
2 grs. extract red sandal wood.

THE EYEWATER.—This is contained in a small bottle, with the seal the same as on the tin.
Digest the flowers of rosemary in spirit of rosemary, and this wonderful eyewater is ready.

Dr. Halliday, of St. Louis, sends a sample of Kalydon's and Gowland's Cosmetic Wash.
A lady having used about one bottle, had a very disagreeable and obstinate eruption on her face, which lasted several weeks.

1 ounce bitter almonds (the skin being removed).
8 grains bichloride of mercury.
1 pound rosewater.

All these rubbed together in a mortar, pressed and filtered, make the wash.
In the directions for use, it is stated that a few drops should be mixed with the water in a wash basin. Such a small quantity certainly could not produce such ill effect as above mentioned.

The American Journal of Pharmacy, Vol. XLIII, 1871, was edited by William Procter, Jr. (Issues 1-4) and John M. Maisch (Issues 5-12).