Aetheris Spiritus Compositus. Compound Spirit of Ether. (Ph. Lond. 1851.) Etheris Sulphurici Comp. Spiritus. The compound Spirit of Sulphuric Ether. (Ph. Lond. 1836.) A combination of Ether fviij., Rectified Spirit fxvj., Etherial Oil fiij. Hoffman's Mineral Anodyne Liquor.
Med. Prop. and Action. Diffusible, stimulant, and anti-spasmodic. They are best given in combination with other remedies. Offic. Prep. of Spirit of Ether. Tinctura LobeliAe Aetherea (see Lobelia Inflata).
In Spasmodic Asthma, the combination of Ether with Opium or Henbane, given during the paroxysm and repeated according to the severity of the symptoms, is a very valuable palliative. In most cases it proves serviceable, but occasionally it appears to aggravate the attack.
* Dict. Pract. Med., vol. i. p. 625.
1125. In Cholera, it has been extensively employed as a stimulant in the stage of collapse. In some cases, it seems to have roused the sinking vital powers. It requires to be given in large doses, with other stimulants.
It is particularly useful when nausea, sub-sultus tendinum, and other spasmodic symptoms, are present. (Thompson.)
Aether. is often attended with great relief. It may be effected, by mixing equal parts of the Spirit and hot water in a phial, and applying its aperture to the external ear. Dr. A. T. Thompson says that he has seen it effectual, when dropped into the external meatus.
- exxx. of Spt. Aether. in drs. x. of some aromatic water.
1129. In irreducible Hernia, it has been applied externally to the hernial sac, as an evaporating lotion. The degree of cold which it induces has occasionally a good effect, the hernia return-ing immediately after its application. It frequently fails; anaesthesia by Ether is far more successful. (See Chloroform.)
Ethiops Mineral. See Hydrargyri Sulphuretum cum Sul-phure.