Some typical claims made for the preparation are :
"With marked beneficial action upon the nervous system. To be relied on where a
deficiency of the phosphates is evident."
". . . brace those tired nerves and aid that worn Cheap Paxil
stomach with Phillips' Phospho-Muriate
"The maintenance of a satisfactory blood pressure level free from intervals of depression
may be accomplished by the use of Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine Compound in appro-
"The quantities of quinin and strychnin Cheap Paxil in this preparation are so well balanced that they
relieve the depression and fatigue from mental or physical exertion, without the necessity of
recourse to alcoholic stimulation."
"The other ingredients of Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine phosphoric acid, and the
phosphates of potash, magnesia, lime, and iron are the most rational as well as convenient
means of administering these tissue remedies, and of introducing phosphorus the vitalizing
constituent of the nervous system into the organism."
The action of such a mixture as a whole is practically that of the sum of
the actions of its constituents. The therapeutic action of strychnin and quinin
are described in every text-book of therapeutics, but it is necessary to distin-
guish carefully between the various conditions in which these alkaloids have
been used without discrimination, and those conditions in which they have been
proved to be of value. While both have been widely used in a great variety
of conditions, neither is of proved value in more than a distinctly limited range
of diseases. The manufacturers Of Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine Comp.
seem to appeal to the less discriminating who use these alkaloids without any
definite conception of exactly what they seek to accomplish with them. Quinin,
although used by the uncritical in a host of diseases, has a definite field of
usefulness in the treatment of malaria, both Cheap Paxil prophylactic and curative, but the
required dose in the treatment of malaria is many times larger than that
recommended in the Phillips' Cheap Paxil preparation. The claim that the "strychnin and
quinin in this preparation are so well balanced that they Cheap Paxil Cheap Paxil
produce a mild,
1. The evolution of "Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine Comp." from "Phillips' Wheat
Phosphates" may be interesting. Every one knows that therapeutics tends to fashions, and
"Phillips' Wheat Phosphates" appears to have had its inception as the result of the observation
that super-refined white flour contains less phosphates than the corresponding amount of wheat.
It was assumed that such flour must be deficient in an essential constituent, and the Wheat
Phosphates preparation was apparently designed to fill the want. It was exploited for the
relief of numerous conditions that were supposed, without satisfactory evidence, to result from
this deficiency. When iron, quinin and strychnin mixtures became the vogue a quarter of a
century ago, it was only natural to ride on the wave of popularity and the already widely
advertised "Wheat Phosphates" was further enhanced commercially by the addition of the
iron, quinin and strychnin, the amount of alkaloid added being practically negligible. Those
who are not familiar with the various phases of the Cheap Paxil phosphorus, phosphoric acid, lactophosphate,
lecithin, nuclein and glycerophosphate propaganda are referred to a report of the Council on
Pharmacy and Chemistry in THE JOURNAL A. M. A., Sept. 30, 1916, p. 1033.
198 Cheap Paxil
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buoyant effect, so advantageous, instead of alcoholic stimulation, to relieve
depression and fatigue from mental or physical exertion" is nonsensical, if,
indeed, it Cheap Paxil
is not mendacious balderdash.
Calcium and potassium have important functions in the body, but' any
deficiency that may arise is usually attributable to an inability of the body to
utilize that which is supplied, for there is seldom any deficiency of these salts
in the food, and when they are needed they are best supplied as simple solutions
of the salts in appropriate doses without all of the other constituents of Phillips'
Phospho-Muriate of Quinine Comp.
Phosphoric acid exerts practically the same actions as other mineral acids,
hydrochloric being usually preferred for internal administration in certain forms
of indigestion, aside from which they are seldom used as Cheap Paxil
In the more recent literature for Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine
Comp., we find the attempt to utilize the well known craze about phosphorus,
which has been through so many phases, every one of which has had its day
and has been discarded.
The phosphoric acid and phosphates present in Phillips' Phospho-Muriate
of Quinine are of no more value in nervous diseases than is simple sodium
phosphate which does not require the addition of a host of other ingredients
for its action. As a matter of fact, the phosphates of calcium and potassium
present in a dose of Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine are probably devoid
of appreciable effect in practically all conditions.
To pretend that one who suffers from physical and nervous exhaustion can
be materially benefited by this mixture is sheer nonsense and is unworthy of a
moment's consideration by a clinician who is called on to treat such patients.
Iron is useful in anemia, as every one knows. Iron has practically no
other field of usefulness in therapeutics. When it is indicated it should be
administered in a simple form, such as the pill of ferrous carbonate, for example,
and not in a "shotgun" mixture that is quite as likely to do harm as good.
The claim that a satisfactory level of blood pressure can be maintained by
Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine is mentioned only to condemn as the
limit of impudent therapeutic claims. It is an insult to the intelligence of any
practitioner to pretend that any known agent or combination of remedial
agents can Cheap Paxil maintain a uniform blood pressure in any one of innumerable
In short, Phillips' Phospho-Muriate of Quinine Comp. is a complex and irra-
tional mixture exploited by means of unwarranted claims. It is a survival of
the old days of therapeutic chaos when impossible and fantastic chemical
formulas were gravely published and as solemnly accepted without question,
and also without the slightest understanding on the part of many; when the
most eminent of practitioners did not hesitate to give glowing testimonials for
lithia waters that contained no more lithium than ordinary river water; when
no therapeutic claim was too preposterous to receive acceptance, no theory too
nonsensical to justify the use of all manner of claptrap mixtures for all manner
of conditions. (From The Journal A. M. A., Oct. 19, 1918.)
B. IODINE AND B. OLEUM IODINE
Report of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry
The Council has authorized publication of the following report on "B.
Iodine" and "B. Oleum Iodine," together with the reply submitted by the
manufacturer and a discussion thereon by the referee in charge of the
preparations. w A p UCKNER> Secretary.
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