(a)   Wheat flour....... 16 ounces

Beat to a batter with

cold water...... 16 fluidounces

Then pour into boiling water....... 32 fluidounces

(b)   Pulverized gum ar-

abic............     2 ounces

Dissolve in boiling water.......     4 fluidounces

(c)  Pulverized alum. ..     2 ounces Dissolve in boiling water.......     4 fluidounces

(d)   Acetate of lead ....     2 ounces Dissolve in boiling water.......     4 fluidounces

(e)   Corrosive sublimate 10 grains

Mix (a) and (b) while hot and continue to simmer; meanwhile stir in (c) and mix thoroughly; then add (d). Stir briskly, and pour in the dry corrosive sublimate. This paste is very poisonous. It is used for anatomical work and for pasting organic tissue, labels on skeletons, etc.

Mouth Antiseptics

I

Thymic acid, 25 centigrams (3.25 grains): benzoic acid, 3 grams (45 grains); essence of peppermint, 75 centigrams (10 minims); tincture of eucalyptus, 15 grams (4.5 drachms); alcohol, 100 grams (3 ounces). Put sufficient in a glass of water to render latter milky.

II

Tannin, 12 grams (3 drachms); menthol, 8 grams (2 drachms); thymol, 1 gram (15 grains); tincture benzoin, 6 grams (90 minims); alcohol, 100 grams (3 ounces). Ten drops in a half-glassful of tepid water.

See also Dentifrices for Mouth Washes.