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Standard Supply Table of the Indigenous Remedies for Field Service
and the Sick in General Hospitals:

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Confederate States of America. Surgeon-General's Office.


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STANDARD SUPPLY TABLE
OF THE
Indigenous Remedies for Field Service
AND THE
SICK IN GENERAL HOSPITALS.

1863.


SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE, Richmond, Va., March 1, 1863.

        The articles of this Supply Table are intended as adjuncts to, or substitutes for those of the original Supply Tables of the Regulations for the Medical Department.

        When the articles of the original Supply Tables cannot be procured from the Purveyors, or when they are deficient in quantity, Medical Officers are instructed to make requisition for such indigenous preparations from the following table as will supply the deficiencies.

        The interests of the government which they serve, and the importance of relying upon the internal resources of their own country, should prompt the adoption, as far as practicable, of these remedies as substitutes for articles which now can be obtained only by importation.

        As much care has been taken in the collection and preparation of these remedies, in order that they might be recommended in form as well as quality, it is hoped that Medical Officers will lay aside all prejudice which may exist in their minds against their use, and will give them a fair opportunity for the exhibition of those remedial virtues which they certainly possess.

        Much reliable information on this subject may be obtained from the work on Medical Botany, entitled "Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests," prepared by Surgeon F. P. Porcher, P. A. C. S., under instructions from this office.

S. P. MOORE, Surgeon General C. S. A.


        

Standard Supply Table of the Indigenous Remedies for Field Service and Sick in General Hospital.

Articles [and] Quantities for one year, for commands of 500 men in the field, or 100 sick in general hospital.

Botanical names. Common names. Medical properties. Dose. Form for issue. Quantities.
Aconus calamus, Calamus, Aromatic, stimulant and stomachic, 10 to 20 grs. Pulv. 1 [lb.] 0 [oz.]
" " " " " " " 1 fl. drachm, Fl. ext. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Arum tryphillum, Wake robin, or indian turnip, Expectorant; stim. to gland, system, lungs and skin; in emulsion, 10 grs. Pulv. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia snake root, Stimulant, tonic and diaphoretic; in infusion, 1 or 2 ozs. Rad. 2[lb.] 8[oz.]
Asarum canadense, Wild ginger, Aromat. stimulant, tonic and diaphoretic, 20 to 30 grs. " 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " " " " " 1/2 to 1 fl. drachm, Fl. ext. 1[lb.] 8[oz.]
Asclepias tuberosa, Pleurisy root, or butterfly weed, Diaphoretic; in decoction, 1 teacupful, Rad. 1[lb.] 8[oz.]
" " Do. do. Expectorant, 20 to 60 grs. Pulv. 1[lb.] 8[oz.]
Capsicum, Pepper, External irritant, - Pod, 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " Stim. stomachic; in gargles, 1/2 to 2 drachms, Tinct. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Cassia marilandica, American senna, Cathartic; in infusion, 1 to 3 ounces, Fol. 1[lb.] 8[oz.]
" " " " " " 1 to 4 drachms, Fl. ext. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Chenopodium anthelminticum, Worm seed, Anthelmintic, in emulsion with ol. ricini, - Sem. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Chimaphila umbellata, Pipsisseway, Diuretic; in decoction, 1 pint during 24 hours, - 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Conium maculatum Hemlock, Narcotic and sedative, 2 to 3 grs. Solid ext. 0[lb.] 4[oz.]
Cornus florida, Dogwood, Tonic, astringent, 20 to 60 grs. Pulv.
" " " " " in decoction, 2 fl. ounces, Cort. 40[lb.] 0[oz.]


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Cornus florida, Dogwood, Tonic, astringent, 10 to 30 grs. Solid ext. 0[lb.] 4[oz.]
" " " " " 1 fl. drachm, Co. fl. ext. 3[lb.] 0[oz.]
Cucurbita citrullus, Watermelon, Diuretic; in infusion, Ad libitum, Sem. 8[lb.] 0[oz.]
" pepo, Pumpkin, Anthelmintic; in emulsion, 2 ounces, " 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Cytisus scoparius, Scotch broom, Diuretic; in decoction, 1/2 to 1 pt. during 24 hours, - 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Datura stramonium, Jamestown weed, Narcotic; anti-spasmodic and anodyne; tinct. and infusion as local application, - Fol. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " Internally (local applic. also for ung. stramorium), 1/4 to 1/2 grain, Solid ext. 0[lb.] 2[oz.]
Diospyros virginiana, Persimmon, Tonic; in comp. infusions, and gargles, - Cort. 8[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " Astringent, 1/2 to 1 drachm, Tinct.
" " " " 10 to 30 grs. Pulv. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Erigeron philadelphicum, Fleabane, Diuretic; in infusion, 1 pint during 24 hours,
" canadense, " " and astringent; in infusion, 2 to 4 fl. ozs. Plant, 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " Styptic, - Oil, 0[lb.] 2[oz.]
Eupatorium perfoliatum, Boneset, Tonic. diaphoretic; in infusion, 2 to 4 fl. ozs. Herb, 15[lb.] 0[oz.]
Euphorbia ipecacuanha, Ipecacuanha spurge, Emetic, 15 grs.
" corollata, Large flowery " Diaphoretic, 5 grs. Rad. 2[lb.] 8[oz.]
Frasera walteri, American columbo, Tonic; in infusion, 1 to 2 fl. ozs. " 7[lb.] 8[oz.]
Gaultheria procumbeus, Partridge berry, or spicy wintergreen, Stim. aromatic, - Oil, 0 1
Geranium maculatum, Cranesbill, Astringent; in decoction, 1 to 2 fl. ozs. Rad. 10 [lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " 10 to 15 grs. Solid ext. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Gentian catesbei, American gentian, Tonic; in comp. infusion, 1 to 3 fl. ozs. Rad. 5[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " 10 to 30 grs. Solid ext. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Gillena trifoliata; or gillena stipulacea, Indian physic, Emetic, 20 to 30 grs. Pulv. 2[lb.] 0[oz]
Humulus lupulus, Hop, Tonic, hypnotic; in infusion, 2 fl ozs. - 10[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " " 1 to 3 drachms, Tinct. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Hyosciamus niger, Henbane, Anodyne, soporific, 1 to 3 grs. Solid ext. 0[lb.] 8[oz.]
" " " " " 1 fl. drachm, Tinct. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Juglans cinerea, Butternut, Aperient, cathartic, 20 to 30 grs. Solid ext. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Juniper communis, Juniper, Stim. diuretic; in infusion, 1 pint during 24 hours, Berry, 0[lb.] 8[oz.]
Laurus sassafras, Sassafras, Stim. Aromatic; adjunct to infusions,- Cort. 3[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " Demulcent, - Pith, 0[lb.] 8[oz.]
" " " Stim. carminative, 2 to 10 drops, Oil 0[lb.] 2[oz.]
Lavandula, Lavender, Stim. aromatic, 30 to 60 drops, Comp. spts. 2[lb.] 8[oz.]
Leontodon taraxacum, Dandelion, Alterative, 1 fl. drachm, Fl ext. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]


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Liriodendron tulipifera, Tulip tree, Stim. tonic, diaphoretic, 1/2 to 2 drachms, Pulv. 10[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " " " 1 to 3 fl. drachms, Co. fl. ext. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Lobelia inflata, Lobelia, Expectorant, 1 to 2 fl. " Tinct. 0[lb.] 8[oz.]
Mentha piperita, Peppermint, Arom, stim. and anti-spasmodic. 1 to 3 drops, Oil, 8[lb.] 0[oz.]
" viridis, Mint, " " in infusion, Ad libitum, Herb, 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Monarda punctata, Horsemint, Stim. carminative; also adjunct to liniments; internally, 2 to 3 drops, Oil, 0[lb.] 4[oz.]
Panax quinquefolium, Ginseng, Demulcent, - Pulv. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Papaver, Poppy, Anodyne; local application, - Heads, 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Phytolacca decandra, Poke root, Alterative; for other uses, see Dispensatory, 1 to 5 grs. Pulv. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Pinckneya pubens, Georgia bark, Tonic and antiperiodic; in infusion, 2 to 3 fl. ozs. Cort. 10[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " " " 1 drachm, Pulv. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Podophyllum peltatum, May apple, Cathartic, 5 to 15 grs. Solid ext. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Polygala senega, Seneka snake root, Stim. and expectorant; in decoction, 2 fl. ozs. Rad. 2[lb.] 6[oz.]
" " " " " " " " 1 fl. drachm, Syrup, 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Prunus virginiana, Wild cherry, Tonic and sedative; in infusion, 1 to 3 fl. ozs. Cort. 12[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " " " 1/2 fl. oz. Syrup, 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Quercus alba, White oak, Tonic; local application, fomentation, gargle, &c.
" " " " Astringent; in decoction, - Cort. 8[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " 1/2 to 1 drachm, Pulv. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Rhus glabra, Sumach, Astringent; infusion a cooling refrigerant drink in fevers; for gargles. - Berries. 8[lb.] 0[oz.]


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Rubus villosus, or rubus trivialis, Blackberry, or dewberry, Tonic, astringent; in decoction, 1/2 to 2 fl. ozs. Rad. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Do. do. Do. " " 1 fl. drachm, Comp. syr. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Sabbatia angularis, American centaury, " in infusion, 2 fl. ozs. Herb. 6[lb.] 0[oz.]
Salix albra, White willow, " astringent; in decoction, 2 fl. ozs. Cort. 7[lb.] 8[oz.]
Salvia, Sage, " " for gargles, &c.- Fol. 5[lb.] 0[oz.]
Sanguinaria canadensis, Puccoon or blood root, Stim. expectorant, alterative, 1 fl. drachm, Tinct. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
S sarsaparilla, Sarsaparilla, Alterative, 1 fl. drachm, Fl. ext. 6[lb.] 0[oz.]
Sesamum indicum, Bene plant, Demulcent; in infusion, Ad libitum, Fol. 4[lb.] 0[oz.]
Solanum dulcamara, Bitter sweet or woody nightshade, Narcotic, alterative; in decoction, 2 fl. ozs. Herb. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " Do. do. " " 5 to 10 grs. Solid ext. 0[lb.] 8[oz.]
Spigelia marilandica, Pink root, Anthelmintic, 1/2 fl. oz. Co. fl. ext. 0[lb.] 8[oz.]
Spiræa tomentosa, Hardhack, Tonic, astringent, 5 to 15 grs. Solid ext. 0[lb.] 4[oz.]
Statice caroliniana, Marsh rosemary, Astringent; in cold infusion, - Rad. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Stillingia sylvatica, Queen's root, Alterative; in decoction, 1/2 to 2 fl. ozs. " 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " 1 fl. drachm, Tinct. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Symplocarpus foetidus, Skunk cabbage, Antispasmodic, narcotic, expectorant, 10 to 20 grs. Pulv. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Triosteum perfoliatum, Fever root, Cathartic, 10 to 20 grs. Solid ext. 0[lb.] 4[oz.]
Ulmus, Elm, Demulcent; in infusion, Ad libitum, Cort. 6[lb.] 0[oz.]
" " " " " " Pulv. 2[lb.] 0[oz.]
Uva ursi, Bear berry, Astringent, tonic, with direction to urinary organs; in decoction, 1 to 2 fl. ozs. Fol. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]
Veratrum viride, American Hellebore, Sedative, expectorant; to be used with caution, 4 to 8 drops, Norwood's tinct. 1[lb.] 0[oz.]