The legend of Parson Rudall and the Botathen Ghost will be recognised by many Cornish people as a local remembrance of their boyhood. It appears from the diary of this learned master of the grammar-school--for such was his office, as ... Read more of The Botathen Ghost at Scary Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Hooks

No hook greater than a right angle should be used through en...

Measles

This is a contagious disease, and always begins with symptoms...

Purple Spots On Skin

These arise first as small swellings. The swellings fall, and ...

Endocarditis

It should be understood that especially in acute conditions...

Children's Dangers

Avoidance of the causes of disease requires some idea of the d...

The Unrelenting Boredom Of Fasting

Then there's the unrelenting boredom of fasting. Most people ...

Arthritis

Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family ...

Pulse Counting The

Most valuable information as to the nature and progress of dis...

Demonstrations Of The Origin And Progress Of Inguinal Herniae In General

PLATE 41, Fig. 1.--When the serous spermatic tube is oblitera...

Children's Teething

See Teething. ...

Mind In Disease

Often a person, because of physical failure, becomes possessed...

The Repugnant Bowel

I don't know why, but people of our culture have a deep-seate...

Stage 3 Passing Through The Thoracic Esophagus

The thoracic esophagus will be seen to expand during inspira...

Croup More Serious Form

This is caused by an accumulation of material in the windpipe,...

Classification Of Cardiac Disturbances

For the sake of discussing the therapy of cardiac disturban...

Benign Growths Primary In The Tracheobronchial Tree

Extension of papillomata from the larynx into the cervical tr...

Running The Human Automobile

The Body-Automobile. If you were to start to-morrow morning...

Lues Of The Tracheobronchial Tree

Compared to laryngeal involvement, syphilis of the tracheobr...

Exercise While Fasting

The issue of how much activity is called for on a fast is co...

Liver The

Where biliousness prevails, without any symptom of real liver ...



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.





Next: The Ammonium Carbonicum

Previous: The Expletive Method Blood-letting



Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
ADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 1701