Modern domestic medicine

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Simpkin and Marshall, 1827 - Medicine, Popular - 614 pages
 

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Page 230 - They who are afflicted with it are seized while they are walking (more especially if it be up hill, and soon after eating) with a painful and most disagreeable sensation in the breast, which seems as if it would extinguish life, if it were to increase, or continue ; but the moment they stand still, all this uneasiness vanishes.
Page 137 - Cooked by steam, the potato is one of the most wholesome and nutritious, and, at the same time, the most economical of all vegetable aliments. By different manipulations, it furnishes two kinds of flour, a gruel, and a parenchyma, which in times of scarcity may be made into bread, or applied to increase the bulk of bread...
Page 366 - These symptoms continue, perhaps, for a fortnight or more, at the end of which time the disease puts on its peculiar and characteristic form, and is now evident, as the cough becomes convulsive, and is attended with a sound, which has been called a hoop. The coughing continues till either a quantity of mucus is thrown up from the lungs, or the contents of the stomach are evacuated by vomiting.
Page 247 - ... parts. As long as the person continues in the cold air he feels no bad effects from it, but, as soon as he returns home, he approaches the fire to warm himself, and very often takes some warm and comfortable drink to keep out the cold, as it is said.
Page 168 - ... purpose of destroying contagion, and purifying infected air, as the powers of both are extensive and certain. The muriatic is, however, thought to be more diffusible than the other. When we give it the preference it may be used in the following manner : — Put one pound of common salt into an earthen vessel, and pour over it from time to time a small quantity of sulphuric acid, till the whole salt is moistened. If the air is foul, and peculiarly offensive, apply a gentle heat under the vessel...
Page 137 - France wore a bunch of the flowers of the potatoe in the midst of his court on a day of festivity ; the people then, for the first time, obsequiously acknowledged its usefulness, and its cultivation, as an article of food, soon became universal.
Page 502 - These convulsive motions vary. The muscles of the extremities and of the face, those moving the lower jaw, the head, and the trunk of the body, are, at different times, and in different instances, affected by it. In this state the patient does not walk steadily; his gait resembles...
Page 234 - Compound Extract of Smart-weed should be given in doses proportionate to the age of the patient, and the severity of the case. Being composed of the extract of smart-weed, or water pepper, Jamaica ginger, tincture of camphor, and genuine French grape brandy, it exerts a most wonderful effect not only in those diseases but also in cholera morbus and intestinal colic. It allays the...
Page 384 - I have found," says Dr. Cullen, " all the symptoms of dyspepsia produced by snuffing, and particularly pains of the stomach occurring every day. The dependence of these upon the use of snuff became very evident from hence, that upon an accidental interruption of snuffing for some days these pains did not occur ; but upon a return to snuffing the pains also recurred; and this alternation of pains of the stomach and of snuffing having occurred again, the snuff was entirely laid aside, and the pains...
Page 186 - ... the other thigh a little above the knee. As soon as the head of the bone has been brought on a level with the...

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