Contractions. - Arg. Met. Arg.
Synonym. - Argentum foliatum.
Silver. Ag. For. names: German, Silber; French, Argent.
The Silver used must be chemically pure, and hence it is best to prepare it from the purified nitrate by precipitation with Hydrochloric Acid, and then fusing the carefully washed and dried chloride with anhydrous Carbonate of Soda. The metal can then be beaten into thin leaf by a trustworthy gold and silver beater.
Preparation. - Trituration.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iv. (Est. Zeitsch. f. Hom., ii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx to 3, Trituration only. 4, dilute Tincture only. 5 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.