Cataplasma Stramonii.—Stramonium Poultice.

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Related entries: Stramonium.—Stramonium

SYNONYM: Stramonium cataplasm.

Preparation.—Take of the fresh leaves of stramonium, any quantity, bruise them, and add a small quantity of hot water, to form a sufficiently moist cataplasm.

Action and Medical Uses.—I have found this a decidedly efficient application in peritoneal inflammation, the whole abdomen to be covered with it; likewise in acute rheumatism, and in gastro-intestinal inflammations. Applied to the perineum in enlargement of the prostate, for the purpose of securing the passage of the catheter in case of retention of urine, when it can not otherwise be entered into the bladder, I know of no better agent—it should remain on the installations about an hour before attempting the introduction of the catheter. It will be found valuable in rheumatic or neuralgic pains (Prof. J. King, M. D.).

King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.