Lectures on materia medica and therapeutics

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Samuel S. and William Wood, 1851 - Materia medica - 581 pages
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Page 338 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fumes thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 338 - ... stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. A good vomit, I confess, a virtuous herb, if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used ; but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health; hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.
Page 338 - Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent Tobacco, which goes far beyond all their panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. A good vomit, I confess, a virtuous herb, if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used, but, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as Tinkers do Ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish, and...
Page 206 - Uoil two pounds of the mercury with the sulphuric acid, until the sulphate of mercury is left dry. Rub this, when cold, with the remainder of the mercury, in an earthenware mortar, until they are thoroughly mixed. Then add the chloride of sodium, and rub it with the other ingredients till all the globules disappear: afterwards sublime. Reduce the sublimed matter to a very fine powder, and wash it frequently with boiling distilled water, till the washings afford no precipitate upon the addition of...
Page 556 - Continental physicians as a remedy for syphilis and for scrofula. Mitchill (1818) administered gold salts for syphilis in the New York Hospital, with excellent results. In his opinion " the muriate of gold will effect all that is achieved by the muriate of quicksilver, with incomparably less inconvenience to the patient, who gets well under the former without the hazard of a sore mouth or a salivation, and with very little wear and tear of constitution.
Page 156 - The dog which took 3j. did not appear to feel any kind of sickness, till six or seven hours afterwards, when he vomited a little. He was lively the whole time, and ate his food well ; had been purged two or three times; dejections of a black grey color.
Page 441 - It was not till the end of the 13th century, that spirits of wine, impregnated with certain herbs, was introduced into use as a remedy in the treatment of disease. The first ardent spirit known in Europe was made from grapes, and sold as a medicine both in Italy and Spain. The Genoese afterwards prepared it from grain, and sold it in small bottles, at a very high price, under the name of aqua vita, or the water of life.
Page 556 - Without presuming to affirm that it is capable of eradicating the distemper in every instance, my opinion, on the whole, is that the muriate of gold will effect all that is achieved by the muriate of quicksilver, with incomparably less inconvenience to the patient. He gets well under the operation of the former without the hazard of a sore mouth or a salivation, and with very little wear and tear of constitution.
Page 338 - The Anatomy of Melancholy was the only work which Burton produced. After the 8th edition (1676), the book seems to have fallen into neglect, till Dr Johnson's remark, that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise, again directed attention to it.
Page 319 - ... although bloodletting is never to be neglected in the earlier stages of the disease, my own experience is, that more recoveries from head affections of the most alarming aspect take place under the use of very strong purging, than under any other mode of treatment.

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