The medical works of Dr. Richard Mead

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Printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid for Alexander Donaldson, 1765
 

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Página 10 - For God made not death : neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For he created all things, that they might have their being : and the generations of the world were healthful ; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: (For righteousness is immortal:) But ungodly men with their works and words called it to them...
Página 92 - ... in (with his head above water) longer than half a minute, if the water be very cold; after this he must go in three times a week for a fortnight longer.
Página 192 - On the following day, on his return to town, he found that the barometer was lower at that very hour than either he or his friend Dr. Gregory, who kept the journal of the weather, had ever observed it ; and that another friend of his, Mr. Cockburn, professor of philosophy, had died suddenly, at the same hour...
Página 92 - ... in half a pint of cow's milk warm. " After thefe four dofes are taken, the patient muft " go into the cold bath, or a cold fpring, or river,
Página 188 - ... speechless during the whole time of flood, and recovered upon the ebb. The father, who lived by the Thames* side, and did business upon the river, observed these returns to be so punctual, that not only coming home he knew how the child was before he saw it, but in the night has risen to his employ, being warned by her cries when coming out of the fit, of the turning of the •water. This continued fourteen days, that is, to the next change of the* moon...
Página 39 - He immediately put his fingers into his mouth and sucked the wound. His under-lip and tongue were presently swelled to a great degree : he faltered in his speech, and in some measure lost his senses. He then drank a large quantity of oil, and warm water upon it, by which he vomited plentifully. A live pigeon was cut in two and applied to the finger. Two hours after this, the flesh about the wound was cut out, and the part burnt with a hot iron, and the arm embrocated with warm oil. He then recovered...
Página 187 - The girl, who was of a lusty, full habit of body, continued well for a few days, but was, at full moon, again seized with a most violent fit ; after which the disease kept its period constant and regular with the tides.
Página 119 - ... a clear liquor, which, though ponderous, was fo volatile, that it would all fly away in the open air, without being heated ; and fo corrofive, that a glafs...
Página 57 - This snake lives chiefly upon squirrels and birds, which a reptile can never catch without the advantage of some management to bring them within its reach. The way is this. The snake creeps to the foot of a tree, and, by shaking his rattle, awakens the little creatures which are lodged in it. They are so...
Página 45 - If this food will not go down (though really very good and delicious fare), to make use at least of wine in which dried vipers have been digested two or three days in a gentle heat...

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