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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1911, Image 13',
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SOMETHING ABOUT "MURINE"
An "Eye Water" That Sells for a Dollar an Ounce and Costs
About a Nickel w Gallon to Make. .
J, By W. C. .Cotton,; M. D.
Common city .water, well ad
vertised, would probably find a
ready market and many advo
cates to vouch for its therapeutic
properties., Well, good city
water has therapeutic properties
if properly, used; but it is absurd
to ..pay a dollar an ounce for it.
That's about what the folks do
who buy thoaverage patent medi
cine. That's abput what folks do
iwho buy widely advertised "eye
water" called "Murine."
For Murine, according to the
analysis of the American Medical
association, can1 be made for five
cents a gallon-i-of water, borax
anda little hydrastis. Here's the
"Murine, as found on the
market today, is an amber col
ored liquid, practically odorless,
having a slightly bitter "taste, and
giving an alkaline reaction to lit
mus. From examination we con
clude that Murine is essentially
an aqueous solution of borax
(2.6 gm. per. hundred c. c. or 12
grains to the fluid ounce) con
taining a trace of berberin or
some golden seal' preparation."
"One wonders," the chemist
adds," to whatextent the ther
apeutic action of Murine is due to
the price of it. For instead of
paying a dollar an ounce the
price charged the public could
buy it for 5 cents a gallon the es
timated cost would the removal
of such a potent psychic influence
have any effect on the virtues of
Baracic acid is good for tired
or sore eyes and a frequent eye
bath with 'it is recommended to
remove particles of dust. Buy a
nickel's worth of the chrystals
from your druggist and dissolve
some, in water. ..
You can't get too strong a so
lution, for the water only dis-
solves a certain amount. Then
give .the eyes a bath with an eye
cup, or drop in -the solution with
a -medicine dropper.
Or you wjll find a. wisp of
sterile cotton batten dipped in the
solution a fine wash rag for the
No war with Russia. There
being some $20,000,000 bo lance
of trade in our favor, we wont
even talk sassy, but we'll slap,
Russia right on her wrist. So
Truly fresh eggs 75 cents the
dozen in New York city. To be
real tony, Steel Trust King Gary
should have given his wife a
$500,000 string of eggs, instead of
Money altitude shifts' peculiar
ly. The man "higher up" is usu-
ally pretty low-down.