Half-yearly Compendium of Medical Science: A Synopsis of the American and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences, Part 1

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Page 69 - ... according to the age of the patient, and the severity of the...
Page 95 - You physicians have of late happily discovered, after a contrary opinion had prevailed some ages, that fresh and cool air does good to persons in the smallpox and other fevers. It is to be hoped that in another century or two we may all find out, that it is not bad even for people in health.
Page 65 - Dose, 2 grains, after each meal. Bismuth probably aids digestion more than any mineral tonic, and is of use when there is gastric disturbance. The bromides are serviceable when the nervous system has been irritated; when it is exhausted they do harm. Phosphorus is very useful in most forms of nervous headache. The best results are obtained from dilute phosphoric acid, in doses of...
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Page 47 - In proportion as the ether passes off, the blood or the secretion of the surface permeate the tannin and cotton ; but tannin acts directly upon albumen, coagulating it, and transforming it into a kind of membrane, almost like leather. The cotton meanwhile unites the whole, gives substance to the mass, and adhesive quality. When all is solidified, the dressing becomes, in fact, a concrete, having a true organic hold or basis on the...
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Page 193 - ... for aeration of its blood upon a crippled and bleeding placenta. For the mother, how incomparably greater the safety which attends an emptied and contracted uterus...
Page 11 - To this must be added the circumstance, that the lower the state of culture, the more similar are the occupations of the two sexes. Among the Australians, the Bushmen, and other low races, possessing no fixed habitations, the wife partakes of all her husband's toils, and has, in addition, the care of the progeny. The sphere of occupation is the same for both sexes ; whilst among the civilised nations, there is a division both in physical and mental labour.
Page 15 - It has the consistence of liquid honey, and is unctuous like the fatty substances, over which it has the advantage of being easily removed by water. It is unalterable, a specimen having been left exposed to the air for three years with impunity.
Page 71 - ... and the results are controlled by the examination of the colour of the water when seen through a glass tube two feet in length and two inches in diameter Metropolitan Association of Medical Officers of Health : — Total Solid Matter per Gallon.

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