A Practitioner's Handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics: Based Upon Established Physiological Actions and the Indications in Small Doses. To which is Added Some Pharmaceutical Data and the Most Important Therapeutic Developments of Sectarian Medicine as Explained Along Rational Lines

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Medical Council, 1907 - Materia medica - 253 pages
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Page 101 - It has a specific relation also to the skin, glands, and digestive organs, mucous membranes secreting more profusely while the skin is inactive. The rheumatic troubles induced by damp cold are aggravated by every cold change and somewhat relieved by moving about. Results from sitting on cold, damp ground. Icy coldness. One-sided spasms with speechlessness. Paralysis of single parts. Congestive headache, with neuralgia and dry nose. Patients living or working in damp, cold basements.
Page 10 - PHABMACOLOGY is the study of the changes induced in living organisms by the administration in a state of minute division of such unorganized substances as do not act merely as foods.
Page 97 - A mixture of phenols and phenol derivatives, chiefly guaiacol and cresol, obtained during the distillation of wood tar, preferably of that derived from the beech.
Page 70 - They have employed it," he says, "in the treatment of 'pain of a stitching, tearing character, worse by motion, better by rest,' and those among them who do not practice 'high dilution' have had remarkable things to tell about it. The Eclectic physicians then took it up, and have worked out its physiologic action in small doses, and have placed its therapy upon a scientific basis. It is rapidly coming into use among regular physicians. From rather extended personal employment of bryonia, it impresses...
Page 131 - ... almost entirely devoid of irritant properties, but is soothing, calmative and sedative to a marked degree. Specific Symptomatology — It is specific in excitable mental conditions, and in the violent and noisy delirium of fevers and acute inflammations, to subdue the excitement and to induce sleep. In all conditions where there are busy delirium, hallucinations, weight in the front part of the brain, extreme activity of the mind, disturbed sleep with wild and frightful dreams, coma vigil, flushed...
Page 5 - Attempting to exploit no pathy, ism, or fanciful theories, the effort is made to gather together what is of practical account in the recorded investigations of all schools of practice bearing upon the clinical use of small doses of the drugs suitable for such employment.
Page 13 - ... does not teach that medicines will alleviate or cure certain diseases ; that is to say, they will not cure an aggregate of symptoms arranged according to the much practiced nosology. Specific medication is the study by which we determine the direct action of remedies, with special reference to their pathological conditions ; a study which determines a definite condition of disease, and points out the direct remedy for such condition : a study which considers drug action as it relates to disease...
Page 178 - ... to adequately present in such a light as to impress not merely the value of the radical differences between green and dried plants in the making of tinctures and fluid extracts. As a matter of fact, no fluid extract of phytolacca is of any particular therapeutic value unless made of the recent root in the early fall. A trial of the matter will soon demonstrate this to the satisfaction of any observing man. This is a very useful drug fallen into disuse, like many other good things, on account...
Page 103 - Materia Medica and Therapeutics," says : "This agent actively opposes septic tendencies and blood-poisoning. It corrects blood depravation — so far as a drug can — when due to autoinfection of an acute type, progressive blood, taints due to non-elimination or the slow development of toxins, tendencies to sepsis, foul discharges, and depraved state of the secretions, and morbid puerperal discharges." He aptly remarks : "Do not expect echinacea to displace the curette." He also says : "Secondarily...

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