The Practice of medicine on Thomsonian principles ... and a materia medica adapted to the work

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Lindsay & Blakiston, 1859 - Materia medica, Vegetable - 534 pages
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Page 219 - The instances," says Sir Thomas Watson, " are not few of men of good sense, and masters of themselves, who, being warned by one visitation of the gout, have thenceforward resolutely abstained from rich living and from wine and strong drinks of all kinds, and who have been rewarded for their prudence and self-denial by complete immunity from any return of the disease, or upon whom, at any rate, its future assaults have been few and feeble.
Page 280 - Away went the servant, and soon returned with a proper coffin. The wife and family having got their lesson from the doctor, gathered round him, and howled not a little, while they were putting the body in the coffin. Presently the pall-bearers, who were quickly provided, and let into the secret, started with the hypochondriac for the church-yard. They had not gone far, before they were met by one of the...
Page 280 - Well, sir, how do you do ? how do you do, this morning ?" asked Dr. Stevenson, in a jocular way, approaching his bed. " How do I do ?" replied the hypochondriac faintly ; " a pretty question to ask a dead man.
Page 282 - Murder! murder! murder!' ran off with a speed that would have defied a score of doctors to catch him. After running a considerable distance, until he was almost exhausted, he halted; and not finding the \ ' doctor at his heels, soon became composed. From that period this gentleman was never known to complain of his liver; nor had he for more than twenty years afterwards, any symptoms of this disease !
Page 478 - ... the circulation, they are second to no remedy now in use; and, consequently, in a variety of affections, which the encouragement of these processes is calculated to relieve, they may be employed with every prospect of advantage. The prevalent fear of catching cold, which deters many from using the...
Page 501 - I ever experienced, the difficulty of breathing extreme, and after it had continued for a considerable time, I took a table-spoonful. In three or four minutes my breathing was as free as it ever was, but I felt no nausea at the stomach. In ten minutes I took another spoonful which occasioned sickness. After ten minutes I took the third, which produced sensible effects upon the coats of the stomach, and a very little moderate puking, and a kind of prickly sensation through the whole system, even to...
Page xl - 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 281 - ... immediately staggered, and falling down, cried out that he was dead; and, had, as he always expected, died of a liver complaint. Dr. Crawford being sent for, immediately attended ; and on being informed of the notion which had seized the hypochondriac...
Page xxx - ... jury and caused me to be indicted, he came home before the bill was made out, and finding that I was at Salisbury, fearing I might be gone, and he should miss the chance of gratifying his malicious revenge against me, he went to a brother doctor, who was a justice of the peace, before whom he made oath, that he had probable ground to suspect, and did suspect, that I had with malice aforethought, murdered sundry persons in the course of the year past, whose names were unknown to the complainant;...

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