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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   December 2014
Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Discs: Chloroforming That Throat “Tickle”
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   December 2014
Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Discs: Chloroforming That Throat “Tickle”
Anesthesiology 12 2014, Vol.121, 1216. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000456216.11419.47
Anesthesiology 12 2014, Vol.121, 1216. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000456216.11419.47
Formulated with capsicum, peppermint, anise, cubeb, licorice, linseed, acacia, and sugar, each Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Disc included 0.5 minim or roughly 0.03 ml of chloroform (lower right). This half-drop of chloroform provided some topical relief but also served as a solvent for the other “herbs and spices.” Targeting “singers, speakers, and smokers,” the box (upper left) for these throat discs promised relief from “coughs due to colds, hoarseness, and that annoying ‘tickle’ in the throat.” By 1976, the Food and Drug Administration was directing that all drugs containing chloroform be removed from sale, so this particular formulation … evaporated. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Formulated with capsicum, peppermint, anise, cubeb, licorice, linseed, acacia, and sugar, each Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Disc included 0.5 minim or roughly 0.03 ml of chloroform (lower right). This half-drop of chloroform provided some topical relief but also served as a solvent for the other “herbs and spices.” Targeting “singers, speakers, and smokers,” the box (upper left) for these throat discs promised relief from “coughs due to colds, hoarseness, and that annoying ‘tickle’ in the throat.” By 1976, the Food and Drug Administration was directing that all drugs containing chloroform be removed from sale, so this particular formulation … evaporated. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Formulated with capsicum, peppermint, anise, cubeb, licorice, linseed, acacia, and sugar, each Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Disc included 0.5 minim or roughly 0.03 ml of chloroform (lower right). This half-drop of chloroform provided some topical relief but also served as a solvent for the other “herbs and spices.” Targeting “singers, speakers, and smokers,” the box (upper left) for these throat discs promised relief from “coughs due to colds, hoarseness, and that annoying ‘tickle’ in the throat.” By 1976, the Food and Drug Administration was directing that all drugs containing chloroform be removed from sale, so this particular formulation … evaporated. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
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George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator, ASA’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
Formulated with capsicum, peppermint, anise, cubeb, licorice, linseed, acacia, and sugar, each Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Disc included 0.5 minim or roughly 0.03 ml of chloroform (lower right). This half-drop of chloroform provided some topical relief but also served as a solvent for the other “herbs and spices.” Targeting “singers, speakers, and smokers,” the box (upper left) for these throat discs promised relief from “coughs due to colds, hoarseness, and that annoying ‘tickle’ in the throat.” By 1976, the Food and Drug Administration was directing that all drugs containing chloroform be removed from sale, so this particular formulation … evaporated. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Formulated with capsicum, peppermint, anise, cubeb, licorice, linseed, acacia, and sugar, each Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Disc included 0.5 minim or roughly 0.03 ml of chloroform (lower right). This half-drop of chloroform provided some topical relief but also served as a solvent for the other “herbs and spices.” Targeting “singers, speakers, and smokers,” the box (upper left) for these throat discs promised relief from “coughs due to colds, hoarseness, and that annoying ‘tickle’ in the throat.” By 1976, the Food and Drug Administration was directing that all drugs containing chloroform be removed from sale, so this particular formulation … evaporated. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Formulated with capsicum, peppermint, anise, cubeb, licorice, linseed, acacia, and sugar, each Parke-Davis Medicated Throat Disc included 0.5 minim or roughly 0.03 ml of chloroform (lower right). This half-drop of chloroform provided some topical relief but also served as a solvent for the other “herbs and spices.” Targeting “singers, speakers, and smokers,” the box (upper left) for these throat discs promised relief from “coughs due to colds, hoarseness, and that annoying ‘tickle’ in the throat.” By 1976, the Food and Drug Administration was directing that all drugs containing chloroform be removed from sale, so this particular formulation … evaporated. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
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