Related entry: Oil of turpentine
Preparation.—Take of olive oil, 1 1/2 fluid ounces; sulphuric acid, 1 fluid drachm; mix well together, and then add oil of turpentine, 1/2 fluid ounce.
Action and Medical Uses.—An active counter-irritant, but does not vesicate. To be rubbed on the part with a piece of lint twice a day until the skin becomes tender and inflamed. It may be used in indolent swellings of the joints, rheumatic pains, and wherever active counter-irritation is indicated (Brodie).
King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.