Benzoic Acid.

Other tomes: King's

I prefer to use Benzoic Acid in solution in Alcohol, ℥j. to the Oj. to the tincture of Benzoin, though the latter will answer the purpose. The dose will vary from ten to sixty drops, according to the effect desired.

Its first use is in irritable bladder, with deposits of uric acid or triple phosphates; in either case its use will prove beneficial.

Its second use is in irritation of the sympathetic and spinal system of nerves, with uric acid deposits.

Its third use is as a stimulant to the brain in cases of exhaustion with Phosphuria. I have used it in this case alternated with a preparation of Phosphorus—either the Phosphuretted Oil or the Tincture—with advantage. These are usually cases of exhaustion from over-exertion of the mind, as frequently met with among our business men.

Specific Medication and Specific Medicines, 1870, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.