A New Supplement...: A. Albumen. Album graecum. Alkanet root. Alum. Archel, archill. Aurum musivum.

A New Supplement to the latest Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Paris, Forming A Complete Dispendatory, Conspectus, and Dictionary of Medical Chemistry, Giving All the Old and New Names, Including the New French and American Medicines, and Poisons; with Symptoms, Treatment, and Tests; as Well As Herbs, Drugs, Compounds, Veterinary Drugs, With the Pharmacopoia of the Vetenary College, Nostrums, Patent Medicines, Perfumery, Paints, Varnishes, And similar articles kept in the Shops; With Their Compositions, Imitations, Adulterations, And Medicinal Uses, Being a General Book of Formulæ and Recipes For Daily Reference in the Laboratory and at the Counter.
Fourth edition, corrected, improved, and very much enlarged.
By James Rennie, M. A., Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Foreign Medicine; the Pharmacopeia Universalis; Author of a Conspectus of Prescriptions in Medicine, Surgery, and Midwifery; the Pharmacopeia Imperialis, &c. &c.
London: Baldwin and Cradock. 1837.
London: Thomas Curson Hansard, Paternoster Row.

ALBUMEN, a chemical animal principle, found nearly pure in the white of eggs, which contains besides only a little water and free soda. It is nown by coagulating in hot water, and in solution of corrosive sublimate which will detect the 2,000th part in water.

ALBUM GRÆCUM. He white fæces of the dog from eating bones. It consists of lime and bone earth, with phosphoric acid. It was formerly used in medicine.

ALKANET ROOT. The root of Anchusa tinctoria, brought usually from France, but the best is from India. It should be kept in a dry place, and not much handled. It is used to colour hair-oils and lip-salves; and tends also to preserve them.

ALUM: Common alum is sold in lumps.  Roche alum is from Syria, and in small pieces, covered with a reddish efflorence, which is imitated in the case of common alum, by moistening it, and shaking it with armenian bole. Roman alum has both the reddish efflorescence, and the fracture is also reddish.

ARCHEL, or ARCHILL. A dye stuff prepared from various species of Lichens, as Lichen rocella, L. calcareus, L. parellus. The lumps are prepared by reducing the substance to powder, and mixing it with a portion of potass, lime, and stale urine. See LITMUS.

AURUM MUSIVUM is the bisulphuret of tin, procured by heating a mixture of sulphur and peroxide of tin in a close vessel.

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