Orobanche Virginiana. (Beech Drops.)

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Beech drops contain a large proportion of tannic and gallic acids, and may be used for the general purposes of an astringent. I do not know that there is any advantage in taking a crude material that is scarce and high priced, when we can obtain its medical action from that which is common and cheap.

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