2009/06/25

ラジウムレメディ

主として旧世紀前半にラジウム健康製品が色々出ていたらしい。わりとポピュラーなのがラジウム水をつくるポットやラジウム水そのもの。ラジウムが入ったホメオパシーレメディもあったもよう:
[Radium Bromide (ca. 1960) on Radioactive Quack Cures by ORAU]

radiumbromide_1960.jpg

These homeopathic triturations containing radium bromide powder were distributed from a pharmacy in Pennsylvania in the 1960s. The "6X" on one bottle, the "8X" on another, and the "18X" on the third indicate the dilution factors of the radium bromide. Note the lead foil on the bottle to the right - that thickness of lead would do next to nothing to reduce the exposure rates associated with radium.
Sizes: (left to right) ca. 4 1/2" high, 8" high and 5 1/2" high.

臭化ラジウムを含むホメオパシー粉末は、1960年代にペンシルバニア州の薬品会社から販売された。ボトルにある"6X", "8X", "18X"は臭化ラジウムの希釈率である。右側のボトルの鉛ホイルは、その厚みではラジウムからの放射線被曝を削減する効果を持っていないに等しい。

Exposure rates: nothing detectable at one foot, but the two small bottles show approximately 4 uR/hr above background at two inches or so.

30cm離れると何も検出されないが、2つの小さなボトルは5cm離れたところで、背景放射よりも4μR/hrだけ大きな放射線が出ていた。
このレメディも検出可能な量のラジウムが入っていたようだ。

放射能にパワーを感じていた時代のたまたまの流行品にも見える。しかし、実際のところはホメオパシーではラジウムをレメディのひとつとして位置づけている:
[Homeopathic Materia Medica: Radium Bromide]

An important addition to the Materia Medica, especially since the provings by Diffenbach have precisionized its use. Radium brom. of 1,800,000 radio-activity was employed. Found effective in the treatment of rheumatism and gout, in skin affections generally, acne rosacea, naevi, moles, ulcers and cancers. Lowered blood pressure. SEVERE ACHING PAINS ALL OVER, with restlessness, better moving about. Chronic rheumatic arthritis. Lateness in appearance of symptoms. Ulcers due to Radium burns, take a long time to heal. Marked increase in the poly-morphonuclear neutrophiles. Great weakness.

Diffenbachによる実験によってラジウムの使用が的確化されてから、ラジウムはMateria Medicaへの重要な添加物になった。放射能1800000の臭化ラジウムが使われた。リウマチや痛風や一般的な皮膚の症状である赤瘡、母斑、ほくろ、潰瘍とガンなどに効果があることがわかった。低血圧にも有効。眠れない痛みも改善。慢性リウマチ性関節炎。晩年の症状や、治癒に時間のかかるラジウム被曝による潰瘍など。多形核好中球の著しい増加。虚弱体質。

Mind
Apprehensive, depressed; fear of being alone in the dark; great desire to be with people. Tired and irritable.

Head
Vertigo, with pain in back of head, left when in bed. Occipital and vertex pain, accompanying severe lumbar aching. Severe pain over right eye, spreading back to occiput and to vertex, better in open air. Head feels heavy. Frontal headache. Both eyes ache. Itching and dryness of nasal cavities, better in open air. Aching pain in angle of right lower jaw. Violent trifacial neuralgia.

Mouth
Dryness of mouth. Metallic taste. Prickling sensation on end of tongue.

Stomach
Empty feeling in stomach. Warm sensation in stomach. Aversion to sweets, ice-cream. Nausea and sinking sensation, belching of gas.

Abdomen
Pain, violent cramps, rumbling, full of gas; pain over McBurney's point, and at location of sigmoid flexure. Much flatulence. Alternating constipation and loose movements. Pruritus ani and piles.

Urinary
Increased elimination of solids, particularly of chlorides. Renal irritation, albuminuria, granular and hyaline casts. Nephritis with rheumatic symptoms. Enuresis.

Female
Pruritus vulvae. Delayed and irregular menstruation and backache. Aching pains in abdomen over pubes when flow comes on. Right breast sore, relieved by hard rubbing.

Respiratory
Persistent cough with tickling in suprasternal fossa. Dry, spasmodic cough. Throat dry, sore, chest constricted.

Back
Aching in back of neck. Pain and lameness in cervical vertebrae, worse dropping head forward, better standing, or sitting erect. LUMBAR AND SACRAL backache, pain appears to be in BONE, continued motion relieves. Backache between shoulders and lumbar-sacral region, better after walking.

Extremities
Severe pain in all the limbs, JOINTS, especially in knee and ankles, sharp pains in shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. Legs, arms and neck feel hard and brittle, as though they would break on moving. Arms feel heavy. Cracking in shoulder. PAIN IN TOES, calves, hip-joint, popliteal spaces. Muscles of legs and hips sore. ARTHRITIS, aching pains, WORSE at night. Dermatitis of the fingers. Trophic changes in the finger nails.

Skin
Small pimples. Erythema and dermatitis, with itching, burning, swelling and redness. Necrosis and ulceration. ITCHING ALL OVER BODY, burning of skin, as if afire. Epithelioma.

Sleep
Restless. Sleepiness with lethargy. Dreams vivid, busy. Dreams of fire.

Fever
Cold sensation internally, with chattering of teeth until noon. Internal chilliness followed by heat of the skin, associated with bowel movements and flatulence.
何にでも効きそうな効用の幅広さである。

ちなみに、この時代がそのまま2077年まで続いた世界では、こんなのが発売された:
Nuka_Cola_Quantum_by_Whatpayne.jpg
[Nuka-Cola Quantum by Whatpayne]


In 2077, a new version called Nuka-Cola Quantum was introduced. According to the advertisements, it had twice the calories, twice the carbohydrates, twice the caffeine and twice the taste. To make it stand out more on the shelves and to give it an extra kick, the Quantum included a mild radioactive strontium isotope (and an eighteenth fruit flavor - pomegranate). The effect was a drink that not only boosted your energy, but also glowed with a bright blue light. While no ill effects were recorded by the Food and Drug Association, the isotope also caused the drinker's urine to glow.

2077年に新製品ヌカコーラ・クァンタムが発売された。広告によれば、カロリー2倍・炭水化物2倍・カフェイン2倍・味2倍。陳列棚で目立ち、さらなる刺激のために、クァンタムにはマイルドな放射性ストロンチウム同位元素と、18番目の果汁味であるザクロが加えられた。飲めば、あたたのエネルギーを高め、あなたを青白く輝かせる。同位元素が尿を光らせるが、食品薬品協会は副作用を記録していない。

[fallout wikia: Nuka-Cola ]
開戦直前だったため、出荷量がわずかで、レアアイテム化したらしい。でも、キャピタル・ウェイストランドを歩きまわったら、40本以上見つかったけどね。



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