A Dictionary of Domestic Medicine: Giving a Description of Diseases, Directions for Their General Management and Homoeopathic Treatment, with a Special Section on Diseases of Infants

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Boericke & Tafel, 1901 - Homeopathy - 363 pages
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Page 34 - Now — grasping lower part of patient's naked chest— squeeze his two sides together, pressing gradually forward with all your weight, for about three seconds, until your mouth is nearly over mouth of patient : then, with a push, suddenly jerk yourself back. Rest about three seconds ; then begin again, repeating these bellows-blowing movements with perfect regularity, so that foul air may be pressed out and pure air be drawn into the lungs about eight or ten times a minute, for at least one hour,...
Page 34 - Prevent crowding around patient ; plenty of fresh air is important. Be careful not to interrupt the first short natural breaths. If they be long apart, carefully continue between them the bellows-blowing movements as before. After breathing is regular, let patient be rubbed dry : — wrapt in warm blankets — take hot spirits and water in small occasional doses, and then be left to rest and sleep.
Page 274 - ... vomiting is very persistent liquid food alone should be used. Ipecacuanha should be given, when there is nausea and vomiting, with great uneasiness in the stomach and epigastrium; vomiting of drink and undigested food; bilious vomiting, and tendency to relaxation of the bowels. Nux vomica when there is nausea and vomiting, chiefly in the morning, while eating, or immediately after eating or drinking; acid and bitter eructations and regurgitations; violent hiccough ; waterbrash; pain and sensation...
Page 24 - ... more heat and perspiration than coldness ; pain in the right groin, and loose watery stools. (Compare Antimonium crudum and Bryonia.) Pulsatilla, particularly when the slightest disorder of the stomach brings on a relapse. It is particularly indicated by absence of thirst during the entire fit, or thirst only during the hot stage; heat and chilliness at the...
Page 152 - ... (Gypsum). I detected it in the form of an opaque white substance without lustre, and, to the naked eye, devoid of crystalline structure, in cakes and somewhat rounded masses varying in size from that of a small pea to that of a...
Page 288 - ... sensation of numbness or of lameness in the parts affected; the pains are aggravated at night; fever with burning; partial heat preceded by chilliness; hot perspiration; desire to remain lying down; great agitation and tossing about. Mercurius, for shooting, tearing, or burning pains, which are aggravated at night, especially towards morning, and in the warm bed, or by exposure to damp or cold air; puffy swelling of the affected parts; the pains seem to be seated in the bones or joints; profuse...
Page 23 - The following symptoms, however, clearly point to its employment: much internal chilliness, which is increased by external warmth ; little or no thirst in the cold stage, but a great deal in the hot stage; clean or slightly furred tongue; nausea and vomiting, and oppression of the chest immediately before the attack, or during the cold and hot stages.
Page 24 - Cinchona, if the paroxysm is preceded by nausea; voracious appetite; headache; agitation; palpitation of the heart, or sneezing; thirst during the sweating stage, sometimes continuing all the time between the attacks ; chills alternating with heat, or when the heat does not come on for some time after the chills have ceased ; sleeplessness or disturbed sleep ; great weakness and sallow complexion. It must not be given when there is much thirst during the cold or hot stages. This remedy is valuable...
Page 177 - Drinking coffee is so injurious in this kind of headache, even if it should give relief during the attack, that the patient must abstain from it entirely. Coffea will give relief in violent, drawing, pressing pains on one side of the head, as if a nail were driven into it ; or, as if the brain were shattered, crushed and torn, recurring on the slightest occasion, after close thinking, vexation, taking cold, eating too much, &c., with a distaste for coffee, sensitiveness to the least noise, even music...
Page 242 - ... of blood to the head, confusion of sight, frightful visions, screaming, redness and bloated appearance of the face and frequent, ineffectual efforts to stool with much straining. Chamomilla when the pains resemble labor pains, with pressure from the small of the back toward the front of the abdomen and downward ; colic, with tenderness of the lower part of the abdomen when touched, and discharge of dark colored and coagulated blood.

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