Notes on the composition, therapeutic indications & practical advantages of the pharmaceutical preparations manufactured by the Arlington chemical company, the N.Y. pharmacal association, the Palisade manf'g. company of Yonkers, N.Y.

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Arlington chemical co., 1909 - 85 pages
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Page 64 - The human body of sixty to seventy kilograms is supposed to contain about three to three and five-tenths grams of iron, the greater part of which exists as a constituent of the hemoglobin of the red blood corpuscles, while much of the remainder is contained in the chromatin substance of the cells. Iron is probably an essential constituent of all nucleoproteids.
Page 24 - Now, with this array of testimony reenforcing my own observations for the last seven years, I trust that the members of this association will not consider me oversanguine when I express the opinion that the use of creosote or carbonate of creosote in the treatment of acute pulmonary inflammations is one of the greatest life-saving discoveries of the century just ended.
Page 61 - ... absorbed by the intestinal epithelium in solid form and perhaps in solution. After reaching the blood by way of the lymph channels, this small quantity of absorbed iron is deposited in the spleen, where it may undergo some changes, is again taken up by the blood and deposited in the liver and perhaps in the bone marrow. In the liver the originally inorganic iron is converted into higher forms and eventually into hemoglobin, ferratin being probably one step in the series. When there is no deficiency...
Page 10 - This form of treatment cannot supplant the operative treatment of acute appendicitis, but it can and should be used to reduce the mortality by changing the class of cases in which the mortality is greatest into another class in which the mortality is very small after operation.
Page 21 - ... and in what proportion can they be best combined to become efficient in the treatment of this disease? Beef, milk and wheat peptonized, with creosote and guaiacol, otherwise known as liquid peptonoids with creosote, is an eligible method of administering the above in combination. Each tablespoonful contains two minims of pure beechwood creosote and one minim of guaiacol, combined with the nutrient and reconstituent properties of liquid peptonoids. In two different hospitals the entire consumptive...
Page 61 - ... liver and perhaps in the bone marrow. In the liver the originally inorganic iron is converted into higher forms and eventually into hemoglobin, ferratin being probably one step in the series. When there is no deficiency of iron in the system the liver slowly yields its store to the blood again, to be carried to the cecum and large intestine, by the epithelium of which it is finally excreted. The doctrine of Kletzinsky, Bunge and others, concerning the non-absorption of iron, though often shown...
Page 44 - ... depends on the production in the pyloric mucous membrane of a specific substance or hormone, which acts as a chemical messenger to all parts of the stomach, being absorbed into the blood and thence exciting the activity of the various secreting cells in the gastric glands.
Page 26 - I employ a fluid extract of the cascara, using one ounce in a four ounce mixture, in combination with other remedies, or alone, as the case may require. It acts upon the sympathetic nervous system, especially upon the solar plexus, stimulating the nutritive and assimilative forces, increasing the digestive processes generally. It acts upon the secretory system in a marvelous manner, especially where the secretions are deficient and perverted; and this seems to be one of its special indications.
Page 10 - ... convenient form of rectal feeding is the use of one ounce of the various concentrated liquid pre-digested foods in the market, dissolved in three ounces of warm normal saline introduced slowly through a soft catheter inserted into the rectum two or three inches. In administering a rectal injection a piston or bulb syringe should not be used, and the bag or fountain syringe should never be elevated more than 30 inches, best 6 to 8 inches. (9) This form of treatment cannot supplant the operative...
Page 66 - Not only may infection alter the intake of material through abnormal putrefactive processes, but it probably may do so by altering intestinal absorption as well. It is possible that local changes may so modify the intestinal mucosa that substances not normally taken up are absorbed and those normally absorbed rejected.

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