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Elixir of valerianate of ammonium and quinine, 16 fluidounces.
Strychnine, 2 1/2 grains.
Acetic acid. a sufficient quantity.
Triturate the strychnine in a mortar with acetic acid in amount sufficient to effect its solution, and mix this liquid with the elixir of valerianate of ammonium.
Each fluidrachm (teaspoonful) of the finished elixir contains two grains of valerianate of ammonium, one-fourth grain of quinine, and one-fiftieth of a grain of strychnine as an acetate of that alkaloid.