Astringent Powders

Chiefly used for sprinkling-greasy or ulcerated heels, after the inflammation has been subdued by poultices, - and in joint wounds.

1. Calamine (true) 4 parts, alum 1 part; mix. - Morton.

2. Burnt alum, dried sulphate of iron, and myrrh, equal parts. - V. C. (Comp. powder of alum.)

3. Alum 1 dr., charcoal 1/2 oz., chalk 2 oz. - Blaine.

4. Sulphate of zinc, chalk slightly calcined, white pepper, in equal parts. - B. Clark.

5. Alum 4 oz., bole 1 oz. - White.

6. Oak bark 1 oz., verdigris 2 drs. - Blaine.

7. White vitriol 2 oz., oxide of zinc 1 oz. - White.

8. Prepared chalk 4 oz., sulphate of zinc 1 oz., charcoal 1 oz., Armenian bole 2 oz. - Spooner.

Detergent And Escharotic Powders

For cleansing foul ulcers and repressing fungus or proud flesh. They should all be very finely powdered and well mixed.

1. Equal parts of calcined white vitriol and alum. - Bracken.

2. Bole 2 drs., blue vitriol or verdigris 1 oz. - White.

3. Red precipitate 1/2 oz., acetate of copper 1/2 oz., calamine 1/2 oz, - Blaine,

4. Red precipitate 1/2 oz., burnt alum 2 drs.

5. Blue vitriol 1 oz., alum 1 oz., white lead 1 oz.

6. Equal parts of verdigris and sugar of lead. - Clater.

7. Alum, dried sulphate of iron, and myrrh, equal parts: in joint wounds.

8. Alum, sulphate of iron, of zinc, and of copper, of each 1 oz., muriate of ammonia 1/2 oz., camphor and saffron, of each, 1 1/2 dr. - Bouchardat.