The Reformed Botanic Practice, and the Nature and Cause of Disease Clearly Explained, and Expressly Arranged for the Use of All Classes

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T. Simmons, 1852 - Medicine, Botanic - 265 pages
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Page 31 - ... with each other, and induce vast debility. In the last stage of the disease the emaciation is so great that the patient has the appearance of a walking skeleton ; his countenance is altered, his cheeks are prominent, his eyes look hollow and languid, his hair falls off, his nails are of a livid color, and much iocurvated, and his feet are affected with cadematous swellings.
Page ix - The mutual action between the elements of the food and the oxygen conveyed by the circulation of the blood to every part of the body is THE SOURCE OF ANIMAL HEAT.
Page 128 - ... and deposits a reddish sediment ; the belly is costive, the perspiration much obstructed, the countenance yellow, and a considerable degree of thirst, with emaciation of the whole body, prevails. To these symptoms succeed torpor, heaviness, a troublesome cough, and a slow fever. In some cases, the water oozes out through the pores of the cuticle ; in others, being too gross to pass through them, it raises the cuticle in small blisters ; and sometimes the skin, not allowing the water to escape...
Page vi - Very few of the valuable discoveries in Medicine have been made by physicians. They have in general either been the effect of chance or of necessity, and have been usually opposed by the Faculty, till everyone else was convinced of their importance.
Page 88 - Attacks of syncope are frequently attended with or end in vomiting, and sometimes in convulsions, or an epileptic fit, and occasionally they terminate fatally. Treatment. — The dress should be loosened, and the patient placed in a recumbent posture, not upright. The face should be sprinkled with cold water, and a free current of air admitted to the patient. Apply tincture of camphor or smelling salts to the nose, and give a small dose of the antispasmodic tincture No.
Page 239 - ... the cure of disease, to a vastly greater extent than they are in this country. Their use is attended by the very best effects, particularly in chronic ailments, and where the water-bath is felt to be oppressive by its weight; and there can be no question that their action is chiefly on the skin, and through its medium on the nervous system. As a means of...
Page 222 - Add a sufficient quantity of water ; boil, and pour off the water till the strength is obtained ; strain, and boil to twenty pint bottlefuls, and add twenty pounds of strained honey ; remove from the fire, and add one pint of brandy ; let it settle, and bottle for use. Dose. — A wine-glassful three or four times a day.
Page 240 - But the effect of the vapour bath, properly administered, is very different; when not too warm, or too long continued, it increases instead of exhausting the strength, and, by exciting the vital action of the skin, gives rise to a power of reaction, which enables it to resist cold better than before.
Page 240 - ... weakness exist in the throat or chest, a cold is the almost certain result. Many suffer from ignorance of this principle. The vapour-bath is thus calculated to be extensively useful, both as a preservative of health and as a remedial agent. Many a cold and many a rheumatic attack, arising from checked perspiration or long exposure to the weather, might he nipped in the bud by its timely use.
Page 54 - ... generally makes its appearance about the third or fourth day after the first seizure ; it shows itself first in little red spots on the face, neck, and breast, which continue to increase in number and size for three or four days. The eruption is commonly preceded by a redness in the eyes, a soreness in the throat, pains in the head, back, and loins ; weariness and faintness, and alternate fits of chilliness and heat, together with thirst, nausea, and a quick pulse. When small-pox is epidemic,...

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