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Page i - LEXICON ; A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a concise explanation of the various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, Therapeutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Obstetrics, Medical Jurisprudence and Dentistry, Notices of Climate and of Mineral Waters, Formulae for Officinal, Empirical and Dietetic Preparations, with the Accentuation and Etymology of the Terms, and the French and other Synonymes, so as to constitute a French as well as an English Medical Lexicon.
Page v - ... and thus to render the work an epitome of the existing condition of medical science. Starting with this view, the immense demand which has existed for the work has enabled him, in repeated revisions, to augment its completeness and usefulness, until at length it...
Page 168 - The leading and characteristic features of the morbid state to which I would direct attention are, anaemia, general languor and debility, remarkable feebleness of the heart's action, irritability of the stomach, and a peculiar change of colour in the skin, occurring in connection with a diseased condition of the
Page 367 - Beverage, — one breakfast cupful of cafe au hit ; that is, clear strong infusion of coffee, with scalded milk, in the proportion of one-third of the former to two-thirds of the latter.
Page 292 - 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...
Page 301 - Velpeau, and which is in many respects superior to it, is a substance obtained by the continued action of diluted sulphuric acid upon starch at the boiling point. It is...
Page 334 - London ; which consists of a battery of six curved permanent magnets, and an intensity armature around whose cylinders 1500 yards of, fine insulated copper wire are coiled. The ends of this wire communicate respectively with a pair of directors, each holding a piece of sponge, dipped in vinegar, or a solution of common salt. When the armature is rotated, and a portion of the body is interposed between the directors, a succession of shocks is experienced.
Page 154 - Lime. A compound resulting from the action of chlorine on hydrate of lime, and containing at least twenty-five per cent. of chlorine.