The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
bismuth subgallate, an antiseptic astringent and drying preparation used in powders, salves, and suppositories for ulcers, eczema, dermatitis, and hemorrhoids.
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