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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By William R. Warner
A mixture of the nitric and muriatic acids, has been used in diseases of the liver, in the form of a bath for the feet and legs, made sharply acidulous. It has, also been employed, and with more uniform results, in cutaneous affections. Whatever advantage it may posses in internal diseases-and these advantages are doubtful-they are probably dependent upon the chlorine formed by the mixture, or upon the properties possessed by the mineral acids in general. See Chlorine. The Acidum nitro-muriaticum of the Pharmacopoeia of the United States is formed by mixing four fluidounces of nitric acid with eight of muriatic acid.
By Robley Dunglison
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