The nurse provided comfort measures as well as medications (citrate of potash, spirits of nitre, and urotropine
) for the two weeks, during which time he had 22 convulsions, which decreased in number and intensity as the days passed.
Graphite powder, potassium permanganate (KMn[O.sub.4]), iron (II) chloride tetrahydrate (Fe[Cl.sub.2]-4[H.sub.2]O), sodium acetate (NaC[H.sub.3]COO), sodium citrate ([Na.sub.3][C.sub.6][H.sub.5][O.sub.7]), sodium dihydrogen phosphate (Na[H.sub.2]P[O.sub.4]), sodium hydrogen phosphate ([Na.sub.2]HP[O.sub.4]), acetic acid (C[H.sub.3]COOH), ascorbic acid ([C.sub.6][H.sub.8][O.sub.6]), citric acid ([C.sub.6][H.sub.8][O.sub.7]), boric acid ([H.sub.3]B[O.sub.3]), ammonia solution (NH4OH, 25%), Nafion ([C.sub.7]H[F.sub.13][O.sub.5]S x [C.sub.2][F.sub.4], 5%), hexamethylene tetramine (urotropine
) ([(C[H.sub.2]).sub.6][N.sub.4]), and paracetamol ([C.sub.8][H.sub.9]N[O.sub.2]) were purchased from Merck Company (Germany).
After the experiment, the extracted specimen was pickled in a mixture containing hydrogen chloride (HCl) 500 ml, urotropine
20 g, and water ([H.sub.2]O) 500 ml for 10 min at room temperature, then cleaned with water, dried at 105.