A Short Account of the Materia Medica of Patna

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Ridsdale, 1848 - Materia medica - 129 pages
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Page 3 - omnis morbus lethalis aut curabilis ; in vitam desinit aut in mortem. Utroque igitur modo medicina inutilis ; si lethalis, curari non potest ; si curabilis, non requirit medicum ; natura expellat ;" and they live or die resigned and contented.
Page 3 - Utroque igitur modo medicina inutilis ; si lethalis, curari non potest ; si curabilis, non requirit medicum ; natura expellat ;" and they live or die resigned and contented. But by far the greater number of sick are a prey to native " mountebanks, empirics, quacksalvers or wizards, barbers, and old women.
Page 3 - In all cases the native opinion regarding the action and doses of these remedies has been entered. Some of the articles are ridiculous in application or nearly inert ; while many are efficacious, and in the hands of the superior hukeems are applied in reference to qualities nearly in accordance with modern scientific views. These articles were selected from the
Page 2 - ... being under no regulation and liable to no investigation whatever; they are at liberty to injure the lieges of the Hon'ble Company, to a full extent, and especially the quantity of arsenic and other poisons sold is terrible to think of. The latter evil might be greatly obviated by placing all the...
Page 3 - Peritise parum aut nihil ! The community having full faith in the Paracelsian adage, that relief depends not so much on remedial action as upon psychological imbuement through the medium of the preparer ; so that with them...
Page 4 - Price per Ib. 0 5 0 No. 4. The bark used in infusion as febrifuge.
Page 67 - An orange and yellow sulphuret of arsenic composed of orpiment and realgar, given in itch and other complaints.
Page 72 - Odorata. The seeds used rubbed up to apply to the itch, given internally, are emetic and poisonous.
Page 7 - Cassia Fistula. The pulp of the pods much used as a laxative ; the tree very common and beautiful.
Page 2 - ... by compelling punsaries to bring a written account of all the worst kinds of poisons sold, with the names and residences of the purchasers, once a month, to the Magistrate. At least, at Civil and Military stations, something of this kind might be effected. I now subjoin the four hundred and eighty articles of any consequence as medicines, selected from the Patna Native apothecaries.

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