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AN EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDY OF THE VALUE OF CLAY-MIXTURE POULTICES.

AN EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDY OF THE VALUE OF CLAY-MIXTURE POULTICES. One of the most interesting phenomena ih the trend of our modern therapeutics is the present extensive use by physicians of the variously medicated clay mixtures as external applications in the treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy, rheumatism, synovitis, boils, etc., in place of the cotton jacket, mustard and flaxseed poultices, blisters, cupping, camphorated oils and hot stupes. By a clay mixture I mean any one of the various proprietary preparations which are said to have an antiphlogistic action in inflammations of superficial and deep structures. The essential composition of all such clay mixtures is a base consisting of silicate of alumina and magnesia combined with salicylic acid, peppermint, wintergreen, eucalyptus, iodin or ammonium iodid and iron carbonate. The glycerin is added to give the kaolin or white clay its thick, jelly-like consistency so as to allow of easy spreading, while the other substances are added for whatever http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

AN EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDY OF THE VALUE OF CLAY-MIXTURE POULTICES.

JAMA , Volume XLIV (15) – Apr 15, 1905

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1905 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.1905.92500420021002c
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Abstract

One of the most interesting phenomena ih the trend of our modern therapeutics is the present extensive use by physicians of the variously medicated clay mixtures as external applications in the treatment of pneumonia, bronchitis, pleurisy, rheumatism, synovitis, boils, etc., in place of the cotton jacket, mustard and flaxseed poultices, blisters, cupping, camphorated oils and hot stupes. By a clay mixture I mean any one of the various proprietary preparations which are said to have an antiphlogistic action in inflammations of superficial and deep structures. The essential composition of all such clay mixtures is a base consisting of silicate of alumina and magnesia combined with salicylic acid, peppermint, wintergreen, eucalyptus, iodin or ammonium iodid and iron carbonate. The glycerin is added to give the kaolin or white clay its thick, jelly-like consistency so as to allow of easy spreading, while the other substances are added for whatever

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 15, 1905

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