Shaw's Medical Remembrancer

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Churchill, 1845 - 72 pages

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Page 2 - PHARMACOPEIA; containing all the Medicines in the London Pharmacopoeia, arranged in Classes according to their Action, with their Composition and Doses. By a PRACTISING PHYSICIAN. Third Edition.
Page 93 - When mixed with a few copper cuttings, it is rapidly decomposed, — a deep red acid vapour is given off, and a greenish-coloured solution of nitrate of copper is formed. Tin or mercury may be substituted for copper in this experiment.
Page 102 - crystals: if these should not be apparent from one piece of copper, several may be successively introduced. This test succeeds perfectly with powdered arsenic, the arsenites, arsenic acid, the arseniates and orpiment It will even separate the arsenic from
Page 98 - are known from the solutions of the alkaline earths, by the fact that they are not precipitated by a solution of carbonate of potash. They all three possess a powerful alkaline re-action on test-paper, which, in the case of ammonia, is
Page 92 - be digested in a small quantity of distilled water at a gentle heat, whereby a brownish coloured liquid is commonly obtained on filtration. If sulphuric acid be present, the liquid will have a strong acid re-action, and produce the usual effects with the barytic test.
Page 34 - It is perfectly true that in gaseous mixtures, where a candle is extinguished, it would not be safe to venture, but the converse of this proposition is not true ; namely, that a mixture in which a candle burns, may be always respired with safety.
Page 98 - Caustic Potash and Soda are best known from their respective carbonates, by giving a brown precipitate with a solution of nitrate of silver. The carbonates, on the other hand, yield a whitish yellow precipitate. Caustic potash is known from caustic
Page 59 - when, if it cannot be removed with a probe or fine forceps, the point of a lancet should be carefully passed under it so as to lift it out. If, however, the removal cannot be effected without considerable difficulty, it is better to leave it to be detached by ulceration,
Page 84 - a half to two inches long, must be made, exactly in the median line, from the cricoid cartilage to the top of the sternum. The skin, superficial fascia, and fat, are then divided; the sterno-hyoid muscles are separated with the point of the knife; the loose cellular tissue and veins are cleared from the front of the trachea with the fingers, or

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