Therapeutics and materia medica, Volume 1

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Henry C. Lea, 1874 - Materia medica
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Page 826 - The pleasure given by wine is always mounting, and tending to a crisis, after which it declines: that from opium, when once generated, is stationary for eight or ten hours...
Page 257 - Tut, man! one fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish ; Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning; ' One desperate grief cures with another's languish : Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of the old will die.
Page 235 - ADMINISTRATION.—This medicine may be given in substance in the dose of from twenty to forty grains; or in a decoction made by boiling an ounce of the root in a pint and a half of water to a pint, of which the dose is one or two fluidounces.
Page 721 - As a restorative, a means of refreshment, where the powers of life are exhausted, of giving animation and energy where man has to struggle with days of sorrow, as a means of correction and compensation when misproportion occurs in nutrition, and the organism is deranged in its operations, and as a means of protection against transient organic disturbances, wine is surpassed by no product of nature or of art.
Page 720 - It maketh the mind of the king and of the fatherless child to be all one ; of the bondman and of the freeman, of the poor man and of the rich : 20 It turneth also every thought into jollity and mirth, so that a man remembereth neither sorrow nor debt : 21 And it maketh every heart rich...
Page 823 - The eyes jive shut, the pupils contracted, and the whole expression of the countenance is usually that of deep and perfect repose. As the effects increase, the lethargic state becomes more profound, deglutition is suspended, the breathing is occasionally stertorous, the pupils are insensible to the application of light, the countenance is pale and cadaverous, and the muscles of the limbs and trunk are in a state of relaxation. Vomiting sometimes supervenes, and there is an occasional glimpse of returning...
Page iii - University of Penna. THERAPEUTICS AND MATERIA MEDICA; a Systematic Treatise on the Action and Uses of Medicinal Agents, including their Description and History.
Page 720 - ... so that a man remembereth neither sorrow nor debt: and it maketh every heart rich, so that a man remembereth neither king nor governor; and it maketh to speak all things by talents...
Page 577 - I.—36 duced a healthy and free discharge of perspiration, restoring the natural color and tone of the skin, and at the same time allayed the cough, promoted expectoration, and removed dyspnoea. The patient having been covered up in bed, a warm infusion of the medicine was given in wineglassful doses every half hour. After the fourth or fifth dose considerable nausea, sometimes vomiting, with free diaphoresis and expectoration, ensued, and there was an immediate amelioration of the symptoms. From...
Page 102 - ... is one of the most important, as it is one of the most difficult, departments of therapeutics.