An Epitome of Therapeutics

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J. Wyeth, 1901 - Therapeutics - 371 pages
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Page 72 - Haemoglobin is precipitated with the albumen. THIRD. — That it will be found upon trial to possess the nutritive properties of the choicest beef to a higher degree than any extract of meat yet offered to the profession. Physicians will find WYETH'S BEEF JUICE of great value as a strengthening diet in cases of convalescence, consumption, nervous prostration, and similar diseases; also, in typhoid fever, debility, etc. Beef Tea prepared from it, contains more nourishment than any other liquid pre...
Page 310 - A case of alcoholism of twenty years' standing, with habitual dyspepsia for the last five or six years. Bismuth subgallate gave almost instant relief; the flatulence and distress disappeared in twenty-four hours, and did not return, except in a very mild degree, when they were usually relieved by a single dose. While under other treatment for alcoholism, this condition was relieved. The patient has taken no alcohol for several weeks and has no craving for it. A case of dyspepsia of four years' standing,...
Page 112 - Strychnine, perhaps the most efficient combination as a general tonic, and to supply the waste of elementary matter, that could be prescribed. It can be given for a continued time without disagreeing with the stomach, in fact aiding digestion and nutrition. It will be found invaluable for weak and delicate women and children suffering from languor, inanition and loss of appetite. Dose. — For an adult, one dessertspoonful immediately before or after each meal.
Page 303 - The popular idea of the value of sulphur in affections of the skin is probably founded on experience, and if any argument is required to add to the probability, it is the fact that when taken for any length of time, even in moderate doses, it is eliminated from the skin in a very appreciable degree. In acne, psoriasis, and prurigo, it is useful either given alone or as an adjunct to other treatment; also in some of the localized forms of eczema, especially those connected with a gouty diathesis,...
Page 112 - Strychnia 1-S3 gr. We have succeeded in preparing a solution that will prove stable, keep indefinitely, free from saline or styptic taste, that will be taken readily by the most sensitive patients and children. We are confident medical men will find It the most desirable preparation heretofore suggested for the administration of the...
Page 311 - It was not my intention to discuss the 252 253 question of diet in the causation and treatment of fermentative dyspepsia. Of course, a cure is established only when a diet practically -unrestricted may be used with impunity. During the treatment of these cases patients are simply directed to avoid excesses in food and drink and to eat little or no pastry or sweets.
Page 302 - ... and glycocholic acids, we have good evidence that its influence on the secretion of the bile is well marked ; hence in hepatic and stomach disturbances we usually select sodium salts in preference to those of potassium or lithium; hence, also, the value of Vichy, Marienbad, and Carlsbad waters in the treatment of chronic hepatic diseases. It is probable that the alimentary canal is more affected by the secondary action of the sulphur upon the intestinal glands than by the direct action of the...
Page 71 - That it contains all the albuminous principles of beef in an active and soluble form. This may be proven by mixing a small portion of Beef Juice with an equal part of water in a test-tube, or any convenient vessel, and gradually heating to the boiling point, when the albuminous principles will be coagulated. SECOND. — That it contains the...
Page 96 - ... nourishing the infant and sustaining the mother at the same time. In cases of consumptive tendencies, and in the latter stages of phthisis, it will be found to improve the appetite and promote the assimilation of carbonaceous food, supplying the waste of elementary matter, fortifying the system, and enabling it to better resist the undermining effects of the disease. It also acts as a roborant in all cases of debility, and is a most valuable addition to the tonic and restorative treatment required...
Page 330 - ... in conjunction with the pancreatic secretions, digests the fats and albuminoids of the milk, converting the starch of the cereals into sugar (Maltose) and neutralizing the tendency of the acids of the stomach to form curds ; thus rendering the Food of infinite value to the infant and invalid alike, supplying the necessary...

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