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.
Rhododendron, Snow Rose. The "first potency" of this agent is used in rheumatic and gouty disorders, ciliary neuralgia, and hydrocele. It is very doubtful whether such small doses would be of any service. In Russia it is customary to make a decoction of 2 3 of the leaves and take at one dose, repeated daily until relieved. These doses are said to be quite effective.