Cough Syrup

The simplest form of cough syrup of good keeping quality is syrup of wild cherry containing ammonium chloride in the dose of 2.5 grains to each teaspoonful. Most of the other compounds contain ingredients that are prone to undergo fermentation.

I

Ipecacuanha wine 1 fluidounce Spirit of anise. ... 1 fluidrachm Syrup........... 16 fluidounces

Syrup of squill....     8   fluidounces

Tincture of Tolu.     4   fiuidrachms Distilled water

enough to make  30   fluidounces

II

Heroin..........     6   grains

Aromatic sulphuric acid........     1.5  fluidounces

Concentrated acid

infusion of roses    4   fluidounces

Distilled water. ..     5   fluidounces

Glycerine........     5   fluidounces

Oxymel of squill..   10   fluidounces

III

Glycerine........ 2 fluidounces

Fluid extract of

wild cherry .... 4 fluidounces

Oxymel......... 10 fluidounces

Syrup........... 10 fluidounces

Cochineal, a sufficient quantity.

Benzoic-Acid Pastilles

Benzoic acid....... 105 parts

Rhatany extract.... 525 parts

Tragacanth........ 35 parts

Sugar............. 140 parts

The materials, in the shape of powders, are mixed well and sufficient fruit paste added to bring the mass up to 4,500 parts. Roll out and divide into lozenges weighing 20 grains each.

Cough Balsam with Iceland Moss

Solution of morphine

acetate.......... 12 parts

Sulphuric acid, dilute 12 parts Cherry-laurel water. 12 parts Orange-flower water,

triple............ 24 parts

Syrup, simple...... 128 parts

Glycerine.......... 48 parts

Tincture of saffron.. 8 parts Decoction of Iceland

moss............ 112 parts

Mix. Dose: One teaspoonful.