VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Punctures Case Ii

Mrs. Middleton, aged 40, wounded her wrist, on the ulnar side...

Opium

As so many times repeated, real pain must be stopped, and mor...

Oranges

Some things regarding this useful fruit require to be noted by...

Introduction

IN climbing a mountain, if we know the path and take it as a ...

Hurry, Worry, And Irritability

PROBABLY most people have had the experience of hurry...

Contraindications To Esophagoscopy

In the presence of aneurysm, advanced organic disease, exten...

The Healing Crisis And Retracing

Certain unpleasant somatics that occur while fasting (or whil...

Influenzal Laryngotracheobronchitis

Influenzal infection, not always by the same organism, sweep...

Treatment Of The Violent Or Sthenic Form Of Scarlatina Anginosa

The _violent_, or _sthenic form_ of scarlatina anginosa becom...

Breast With Corded Muscles

Often a slight hardness shows itself in a woman's breast, when...

Laxatives

If the bowels are known to be in excellent condition and not ...

Breast Sore Nipples On

Take a little warm vinegar or weak acid (see Acetic Acid). Bat...

Care Of Instruments

The endoscopist must either personally care for his instrume...

Tuberculosis

In the non-cicatricial forms, galvanocaustic puncture applie...

The Nails

How the Nails are Made. Another trade, which our wonderful sk...

From The Hygienic Dictionary

Diagnosis. [1] In the United States, making a diagnosis impli...

Rules For Insertion Of The Catheter For Insufflation Anesthesia

1. The patient should be fully under the anesthetic by the ...

Turnip Poultice

Part of a raw turnip is grated down to a pulp. As much of this...

Operating Room

All endoscopic procedures should be performed in a somewhat ...

Period Of Efflorescence Or Standing Out Of The Rash

During the first day or two of the period of efflorescence, w...



Preparation Of Medicine





Category: PROPHYLACTICS.
Source: An Epitome Of Homeopathic Healing Art

As it often becomes necessary for the practitioner to make more or less
of his own dilutions and attenuations, some brief instructions
especially to new beginners, may not come amiss.

Medicine is prepared by mixing it with distilled water, or purified 98
per cent. Alcohol; or if solid and dry, by reducing it to powder and
triturating (rubbing) it in a mortar with pure sugar or Sugar of Milk.
The liquid is called _dilution_, the powder _trituration_. The
attenuations are mostly made at the decimal (1-10,) or centecimal
(1-100) ratio and numbered 1, 2, 3, &c., by putting ten drops of the
liquid with ninety drops of Alcohol, or ten grains of the powder with
ninety grains of Sugar for the 1st, and ten grains or drops of the 1st
with ninety more of Alcohol or Sugar, as the case may be, for the 2nd,
and so on to any desirable extent.

If the centecimal attenuation is adopted, one grain or drop is used
instead of ten, as in the decimal.

I prefer the decimal to the centecimal ratio. Not that there can
possibly be any difference in the action of the medicines, at the same
attenuation, whether it was brought to that state through a series of
1-10, or 1-100; the 3d at the 1-100 ratio of dilution being _precisely
the same_ as the 6th at 1-10. My preference for the decimal ratio is
based upon the greater convenience and accuracy of measuring larger
quantities.

_Accuracy_ is very desirable, but the practice of _guessing_ at the
amount as pursued by some, is anything but accurate. When one makes his
dilutions by putting the fluid into a vial and "_pouring it all out_,"
_guessing_ that he has a _drop_ left which is to medicate the
ninety-nine drops of Alcohol or water, he may put in by guess, I am
inclined to _guess_ that he knows nothing, _accurately_ as to what
dilution he is making. (See Hull's Laura, introduction, also Jahr &
Possart's Pharmacopoeia and Posology.) For if the vial is small and
quite smooth there may not be a drop left, or if it is rough, there may
be several drops.

Yet some physicians make their dilutions thus, and insist upon the
superiority of the centecimal over the decimal attenuations.

Whatever ratio is adopted, should be _accurately_ followed. Have true
scales for weighing solids, and a graduated measure marked from ten
drops up to one hundred for liquids; then _always_ weigh or measure
_accurately_ the medicine, as well as the substance with which it is to
be attenuated.

The measure and mortar, after using them for one medicine, can be
cleaned preparatory for another, with scalding water, rinsing them with
purified Alcohol, then drying.

Never smoke or chew Tobacco in any place, but if you are such a _slave_
to habit, that you must do it despite your good sense and better
judgment, never do either, or have tobacco or any other odoriferous
substance about your person when you are preparing medicines, or they
are exposed to the air. Keep the medicines excluded from the light and
air as far as practicable.

Triturate the powders thoroughly for an hour or more upon each, and
shake the dilution from fifty to one hundred times, more for the higher
attenuations.

It is better to medicate pellets in large bottles, filling them half or
two-thirds full, put in just liquid enough to wet every one, but not so
as to dissolve any. Shake them until all are equally wet, and let them
stand for four or five days, if practicable, shaking them up two or
three times a day until all are dry.





Next: Scarlet-fever Or Scarlatina

Previous: To Prevent Colds



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1543