Thomas Dover, who was a pupil of Sydenham, invented Dover's Powder (opium, ipecac , licorice, and saltpeter).
Syrup of ipecac has long been recommended for children who swallow potentially harmful substances.
On June 12, a US Food and Drug Administration subcommittee voted, 6 to 4, in favor of removing ipecac from over-the-counter status.
Surgeons also used Dover's powder, a combination of ipecac and opium, to help the patient sweat and rid the body of poisons.
Physicians who care for children should remind parents to dispose of any ipecac currently in the home.
For ingested products, they recommends a one-teaspoon dose of ipecac syrup to induce vomiting, followed by water.
Segui basically saved my life with some syrup of ipecac .
To achieve the old intestinal heave-ho, one can go with a homemade ipecac of, say, incredibly salted water or a tasty brine shrimp colada.
Clinton says that syrup of ipecac , a chemical that induces vomiting, should be kept in households.
A viscous residue in the bottom of each and a foul smell that denoted combinations of alum with white vitriol, sulphate of iron, and of acetate of lead with opium and ipecac .