Elements of the theory and practice of physic

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Página 14 - is a disease that affects the whole system ; it affects the head, the trunk of the body, and the extremities ; it affects the circulation, the absorption, and the nervous system; it affects the skin, the muscular fibres, and the membranes; it affects the body, and affects likewise the mind. It is, therefore, a disease of the whole system in every kind of sense.
Página 128 - Late on the seventh, or early on the eighth, day an inflamed ring or areola begins to form around the base of the vesicle, and, with it, continues to increase during the two following days. This areola is of a circular form, and its diameter extends from one to three inches. When at its height, on the ninth or tenth day, there is often considerable hardness and swelling of the subjacent cellular membrane.
Página 414 - ... fair chance of success, we must begin its use from the earliest appearance of tetanic symptoms. It must be given in very large doses ; and these doses must be repeated at such short intervals as to keep the system constantly under the influence of the remedy. It is astonishing to observe how the human body, when labouring under a tetanic disease, will resist the operation of this and other remedies, which, in its healthy state, would have been more than sufficient to overpower and destroy it....
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Página 262 - Gregory's Practice," page 424, says: "It occurs, for the most part, In that peculiar habit of body (the scrofulous) which is characterized by a delicate organization of blood vessels." Page 434: "The diet of a person who has shown a disposition to phthisis should be nourishing." J. Coster, 1831, "Physiological Practice...
Página 414 - ... doses of from three to five drops of the tincture according to the age of the patient. Opium has also been more extensively resorted to in the cases of adults than almost any other remedy ; and Dr. Good, Dr. Gregory, and others profess that it is that on which they place their chief, if not their only reliance. To give it a fair chance of success, we must begin its use from the earliest appearance of tetanic symptoms. It must be given in very large doses ; and these doses must be repeated at...
Página 238 - ... quantity of blood drawn, and the frequency of its repetition. Physicians have been struck, at all times, with the effect produced by taking the blood from a large orifice, in this and other urgent cases of local inflammation ; and it certainly cannot be too strongly urged as an indispensable point in praclice.
Página 128 - ... appears surrounded by a slight efflorescence. On the fifth day a distinct vesicle is formed, having an elevated edge and depressed centre. On the eighth day it appears distended with a clear lymph. The vesicle, on this, its day of greatest perfection, is circular, and either pearlcoloured or slightly yellow. In its form and structure it resembles the pustule of small-pox. Its margin is turgid, firm, shining, and wheel-shaped. It is composed of a number of cells, by the walls and floor of which...
Página 68 - Where mercury can be brought te affect the mouth it appears to be of some service, but it is seldom that sufficient time is afforded for this specific effect of the remedy. Ether and laudanum are valuable medicines in allaying the irritability of the stomach. Wine and opium are of no use during the...
Página 410 - With respect to the causes of tetanus, ' it must ever be regarded,' says Dr. Gregory (Theory and Practice of Med.), 1 as a very singular fact in pathology, that an affection of so peculiar a character as this should have its source in causes apparently so dissimilar ; that the puncture of a nerve, the laceration of a tendon, or an extensive burn, should bring on the same kind of nervous affection as that which is the occasional consequence of cold.

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