Unguentum Piperis Nigri.—Ointment of Black Pepper.

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Related entry: Piper (U. S. P.)—Piper

Preparation.—Take of prepared lard, 1 pound; soot, 4 ounces; tar, 1 pint; black pepper, in powder, 4 ounces. Melt the lard and tar together, then add the suet and pepper.

Action and Medical Uses.—This is used in tinea capitis, in the same manner as the ointment of tar.

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