On 16th November, 1870, Mr. Shchapoff, a Russian squire, the narrator, came home from a visit to a country town, Iletski, and found his family in some disarray. There lived with him his mother and his wife's mother, ladies of about sixty-nine,... Read more of The Dancing Devil at Scary Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Preliminary Remarks

The author wishes to caution the reader not to rely merely on...

Medicines

The delusion that health can be restored by swallowing drugs i...

Position For Bronchoscopy And Esophagoscopy

The dorsally recumbent patient is so placed that the head an...

The Current

The current is that moving electric essence which traverses t...

Impotence

Take B D current, moderate force. Treat exactly as in spermat...

Stiffness General

This is often an adjunct of old age, and sometimes occurs in t...

Abscess

Let us suppose a swelling appears on some part of the body or ...

Deafness

See Hearing. ...

Ulcers Case Xxix

The peculiarity of the present case arose from neglect in eva...

Nose Bleed - Epistaxis

If it arises from fullness of the vessels of the head, with t...

Bone Diseased

Diseased bone is not incurable. Bone is indeed constantly bein...

Conclusion: Help Yourselves If Your Physicians Will Not Help You!

And I am none of your water-enthusiasts, who pretend to cure ...

Punctures Case V

Mr. Cocking's son, aged 12, received a stab in the palm of th...

Burns

For slight burns, immerse the injured part in cold water, and ...

Scurvy

Is a disease springing from disordered digestion, and caused s...

Asepsis

Strict aseptic technic must be observed in all endoscopic pr...

Sleeplessness

In search of sleep men do many things both dangerous and fooli...

Of Whitlow

The lunar caustic is very useful in the treatment of this pai...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Axillary And Brachial Regions Displaying The Relative Order Of Their Contained Parts

All surgical regions have only artificial boundaries; and the...

Bilious Fever

This fever may be either intermittent, remitting, or continue...



Cardiac Drugs





Category: Uncategorized
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart

Whether any drug should be used which acts directly on the heart is
often a question for decision. As endocarditis is generally
secondary to some acute disease, the patient has become weakened
already, and the circulation is not sturdy; therefore such a drug as
aconite is probably never indicated. The necessary diminished diet,
catharsis, hypnotic, salicylic acid and alkalies all tend to quiet
the circulation and diminish any strenuosity of the heart that may
be present. Unfortunately, during fever processes, digitalis in
ordinary doses rarely slows the heart; and while it might slow the
heart if given in large doses, it would also cause too powerful
contractions of the ventricles. Digitalis is inadvisable if there is
much endocardial inflammation, and especially if there is supposed
or presumed to be acute myocardial inflammation. If a patient had
already valvular disease from a previous endocarditis, and during
this attack insufficiency of the heart was evidenced by pendent
edemas, digitalis Should be administered; but it probably should not
be given to other patients during the acute period of inflammation.





Next: Baths

Previous: Laxatives



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1460