Take the A. D. current, medium force, in all forms of the dis...
Home Methods Of Purifying Water
Boiling. Where the water that you are obliged to drink is not...
Esophagoscopy is demanded in every case in which a foreign b...
This should always be managed so as to soothe and not excite t...
Skin Care Of
Among the vast majority of people air and water far too seldom...
Gangrene Of The Lung
Pulmonary gangrene has been followed by recovery after the e...
This is neuralgia in an ischiatic nerve, commonly the great i...
The cause of deposits of fat around the heart or in between i...
Removal Of Foreign Bodies From The Larynx
Symptoms and Diagnosis.--The history of a sudden choking atta...
Of Fungous Ulcer Of The Navel In Infants
It sometimes occurs that a little fungous sore exists upon th...
If a person has been long accustomed to a slow-acting heart, ...
See Hives; "Outstrikes;" Saltrome, etc. ...
The Use Of Forceps In Endoscopic Foreign Body Extraction
Two different strengths of forceps are supplied, as will be s...
Lather How To Make
One of the most powerful soothing influences which can be had,...
It is not uncommon to find a stricture of the bronchus super...
The Rational Care Of Self
A WOMAN who had had some weeks of especially difficul...
Treating With Electrolytic Currents
For decomposing and carrying off unnatural growths, as fistul...
There are a number of methods for the endoscopic removal of ...
This fever may be either intermittent, remitting, or continue...
THE mere idea of a brain clear from false impressions gives a...
The Anti-gastric Method
Category: TREATMENT OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
consisting in the free use of emetics or purgatives, has been
recommended by some eminent practitioners. Withering, Tissot, Kennedy
and others are in favor of the former, and find fault with the latter,
whilst Hamilton, Willard, Abernethy, Gregory, &c., prefer
purgatives, and some, of course, look upon calomel as the anchor of
safety, which they recommend in quantities of from five to ten grains
per hour. The friends of one part of the anti-gastric method make
war upon the other: Withering finding purgatives entirely out of place
and Sandwith, Fothergill and others having seen nothing but harm done by
them, whilst Wendt, Berndt, Heyfelder and others caution their
readers against emetics. The anti-gastric method has been of some
service in epidemics and individual cases, when the character of the
disease was decidedly gastric and bilious. To use emetics or purgatives
indiscriminately would do much more harm than good; as, for instance,
during a congestive condition of the brain, the former, and with
inflammatory symptoms of the bowels, the latter, would be almost sure to
sacrifice the patient to the method.
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