This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Bismuth Subnitrate is a slightly antiseptic astringent employed in diseases of the gastro-intestinal mucous membranes, controlling vomiting and diarrhea and neutralizing acids. It is also employed externally on wounds, ulcers, etc. Dose, 4 to 10 gr.