This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
A strong solution of salt locally applied is a good resolvent of enlarged and hard glands: sea-bathing is useful for the same purpose.
Frictions with a pomade containing salt cause a pustular eruption, and have been used over the chest in phthisis (Medical Times, ii., 1859).
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