Ointment of the Nitrate of Mercury. Citrine Ointment. A substitute for the Golden Eye Ointment. Prep. Dissolve 4 oz. by weight of Mercury in 8 fl. oz. of Nitric Acid with the aid of a gentle heat; add the solution to 15 oz. of Prepared Lard, and 32 fl. oz. of Olive Oil, previously melted together by a steam or water bath, and mix thoroughly. If the mixture do not froth up, the heat is to be increased until this occurs. This preparation keeps much better than that of the Pharm. Lond.

Med. Prop. and Action. A valuable stimulant application. It may be diluted to any degree.

* Chir. Clinique, t. i. Brit, and For. Med. Rev., July 1842.

On Inflammation of the Neck of the Uterus, p. 145.