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Página 260 - Medicine, sometimes impertinently, often ignorantly, often carelessly, called 'allopathy,' appropriates everything from every source that can be of the slightest use to anybody who is ailing in any way, or likely to be ailing from any cause. It learned from a monk how to use antimony, from a Jesuit how to cure agues, from a friar how to cut for stone, from a soldier how to treat gout, from a sailor how to keep off scurvy, from a postmaster how to sound the Eustachian tube, from a...
Página 24 - Committee deduce from their investigations are — 1. That as a general rule only clear neutral solutions of drugs should be injected, for such solutions rarely produce local irritation. 2. That whether drugs be injected under the skin, or administered by the mouth or rectum, their chief physiological and therapeutical effects are the same in kind, though varying in degree, but — 3.
Página 157 - Iodide of Lime. Acids decompose the solution, and free the Iodine, and hence the utility of this form for the administration of Iodine. Probably in the state of an oxide, the Iodide of Calcium is superior to the Iodide of Potassium in several particulars :
Página 260 - It learned from a monk how to use antimony, from a Jesuit how to cure agues, from a friar how to cut for stone, from a soldier how to treat gout, from a sailor how to keep off scurvy, from a postmaster how to sound the Eustachian tube, from a dairy-maid how to prevent small-pox, and from an old market- woman how to catch the itch-insect. It borrowed acupuncture and the moxa from the Japanese heathen, and was taught the use of lobelia by the American savage.
Página 96 - HALF-YEARLY ABSTRACT OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES. BEING A DIGEST OF BRITISH AND CONTINENTAL MEDICINE, AND OF THE PROGRESS OF MEDICINE AND THE COLLATERAL SCIENCES.
Página 49 - Camptosorus rhizophyllus, has evidently determined its Cherokee name and the use to which it is applied. Dispensatory: "Liverwort is a very mild demulcent tonic and astringent, supposed by some to possess diuretic and deobstruent virtues. It was formerly used in Europe in various complaints, especially chronic hepatic affections, but has fallen into entire neglect. In this country, some years since, it acquired considerable reputation, which, however, it has not maintained as a remedy in haemoptysis...
Página 26 - When it is more agreeable to the patient, the powder may be placed on the tongue and permitted slowly to dissolve. I shall not attempt to explain the action of this medicine on the system in the cure of ague ; but will leave that to older heads than mine to determine; still, we do know that after it is taken into the stomach and becomes absorbed, it has the chemical effect of changing the dark-colored venous blood to arterial — or at least it changes its color.
Página 192 - In 1867 he was elected professor of general pathology and pathological anatomy in the medical college of Virginia, Richmond, and in May of the following year he was elected to a professorship in the Kentucky school of medicine, Louisville. At the request of the Medical society of Kentucky he moved his journal to Louisville in 1868 and continued to publish it as the Richmond and Louisville Medical Journal.
Página 25 - Valuable in functional derangements of the stomach, improving digestion, and invigorating the nervous and muscular systems in diseases of general debility, and in convalescence from exhausting diseases. As a tonic...