Key notes of health and a century of life

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C.W. Scott, jr., & Company, 1895 - 201 pages

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Page 1 - The knowledge that a man can use is the only real knowledge ; the only knowledge that has life and growth in it and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust about the brain, or dries like raindrops off the stones.
Page 50 - I was fallen into different kinds of disorders, such as pains in my stomach, and often stitches, and spices of the gout ; attended by, what was still worse, an almost continual slow fever, a stomach generally out of order, and a perpetual thirst.
Page 147 - In diseases of the reproductive organs of the female, and especially of the uterus, it is one of our most valuable agents, acting as a uterine tonic, and gradually removing abnormal conditions, while at the same time, it...
Page 154 - Pharyngeal anaemia, impairment of the vocal chords, and congestion of the arytenoid region, symptoms which have nothing in common with laryngeal phthisis, are the heralds of pulmonary consumption. The physician who knows how to read the larynx of his patient can avoid a great many missteps, for, warned of the danger ahead, he can institute a prophylactic treatment, and arrest phthisis in its first stage.
Page 191 - Hemorrhage from Stomach or Bowels. — Tannic acid. ten to fifteen grains, if due to capillary oozing. If from typhoid fever or ulcer of the stomach, treat as for pulmonary hemorrhage.
Page 154 - Serrand has just published a work in which, among other questions relating to tuberculosis, he has made a special study of the first symptoms of phthisis, he says : In patients doomed to pulmonary phthisis there always exist very clear and decided pharyngo-laryngeal signs, which precede for some time the pulmonary symptoms. These signs are three in number : 1. Pharyngeal anemia. The pharanx is pale, white, discolored, in place of having its normal color.
Page 51 - So that, as before, what with bread, meat, the yolk of an egg, and soup, I ate as much as weighed in all twelve ounces, neither more nor less. I now increased it to fourteen ; and as before I drank but fourteen ounces of wine, I now increased it to sixteen. This increase and irregularity had, in eight days...
Page 154 - Convallaria majalis is a simple cardiac tonic and a safe remedy. Its action is similar to that of digitalis, but not so marked. It causes slowing, and increases the force of the heart-beats. But it will frequently be found, in lessening compensation, that each of the foregoing drugs individually fails, and disappoints us after a time. Then a combination of all three often produces an effect little short of marvellous. Once or twice in recent years I have been called in...
Page 191 - Elevate the head and shoulders ; if pulse is moderately strong and the brain congested, bleed from the arm freely, sixteen ounces or more...
Page 191 - Remove clothing, sprinkle with water, cold cloths to head, hot cloths to feet; antipyrin; bleeding, in robust subjects. After temperature is reduced, give alcohol and diffusible stimulants, hypodermically if necessary. Pulmonary Hemorrhage. — If severe, raise the thorax, administer opiate; gallic acid, fifteen grains every fifteen minutes; ergotin, five to ten grains hypodermically two...

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