Medical lexicon (Google eBook)

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Blanchard and Lea, 1854 - 903 pages
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Page 31 - The object of the author from the outset has not been to make the work a mere lexicon or dictionary of terms, but to afford, under each, a condensed view of its various medical relations, and thus to render the work an epitome of the existing condition of medical science.
Page 31 - Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries, whom mankind have considered not as the pupil but the slave of science, the pioneer of literature, doomed only to remove rubbish and clear obstructions from the paths through which learning and genius press forward to conquest and glory, without bestowing a smile on the humble drudge that facilitates their progress. Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense...
Page 116 - Oat-meal, free from mustiness, and a pint and a half of soft water. Rub the meal in a basin, with the back of a spoon, in a moderate quantity of the water, pouring off the fluid after the grosser particles have subsided, but whilst the milkiness continues ; and let this operation be repeated until no more milkiness is communicated to the water.
Page 35 - To define the extent and limitations of this subject, I will give the boundaries of the abdomen and state what it includes or contains subject to injury. The abdominal cavity is bounded above by the diaphragm, below by the iliac fossae and brim of the pelvis; behind by the lumbar vertebrae, and at the sides and front by the abdominal muscles. This space contains the stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and their ducts, also the blood vessels, the trunk nerves and lymphatics. Any...
Page 177 - Into a pint of fine gruel, not thick, put, while it is boiling-hot, the yolk of an egg beaten with sugar, and mixed with a large spoonful of cold water, a glass of wine, and nutmeg. Mix by degrees. It is very agreeable and nourishing. Some like gruel, with a glass of table beer, sugar, &c. with or without a tea-spoonful of brandy.
Page 414 - Boil them to a proper thickness, then add a quarter of a pound of sugar, and two spoonsful of yeast. Set the whole in a warm place near the fire, for six or eight weeks, then place it in the open air until it becomes a syrup ; lastly, decant, filter, and bottle it up, adding a little sugar to each bottle.
Page 423 - ... in a mist. Under the temperate zone in Europe, the temperature is more uniform on the high mountains than in the plains. At the Hospital of St Gothard, for instance, the difference between the mean temperature of the warmest and coldest months is 17'3° ; while under the same parallel, nearly at the level of the sea, it is 20° or 21°.
Page 443 - Boil two pounds of the Mercury with the Sulphuric Acid, until a dry, white mass is left. Rub this, when cold, with the remainder of the Mercury, in an earthenware mortar, until they are thoroughly mixed. Then add the Chloride of Sodium and rub it with the other ingredients till all the globules disappear ; afterwards sublime.
Page 155 - Mix the acid with half a pint of distilled water, and gradually add the marble. Towards the close of the effervescence apply a gentle heat, and, when the action has ceased, pour off the clear liquid, and evaporate to dryness. Dissolve the residue in one and a half times its weight of distilled water, and filter through paper.
Page 272 - It has also been called the dingee, the daiifra, the dandy, the bouquet, and the bucket fever. This disease was remarkable for the suddenness of its attack, the great numbers affected, the severity , of the symptoms, and the rareness of death from it. It would seem, from the...

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