Book Id: 45225 Opium, its preparations and uses. Manuscript (undated). A. N. Bell.

Opium, its preparations and uses. Manuscript (undated)

Publisher Information: 1870.

Opium, its preparations and uses. Manuscript document signed. Bifolium. 4pp. N.p., n.d. [1830s?]. 251 x 204 mm. A few marginal tears, lacuna along central fold affecting a few words, but very good.

Nineteenth-century document, apparently unpublished, on the preparation and uses of opium in medicine: “Opium is a production of the poppy, the best is that obtained from Turkey and is called Turkey opium. It comes to us in balls about the size of the double fist . . . There is scarcely a disease in some stages of which opium or some of its preparations may not be indicated . . . It is a stimulant anodyne narcotic to which may be added its diaphoretic effect, which, especially when combined [with] some other articles, is unsurpassed by any article in the Materia Medica . . .” The author, a physician whom we have not been able to further identify, recommended opium’s use in cases of inflammation, gout, tetanus, “typhus or typhoid fevers,” rheumatism, childbirth, etc.

Book Id: 45225

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