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The following are the antidotes and remedies for some of the m...

Baths For Head

In many cases of indigestion and brain exhaustion head-baths a...


No greater mistake could be made than to curtail the hours of ...


Take B D current, strong force. Apply P. P. to the open blood...


Where this is advised medically, it is often taken in a manner...

Nephritis Inflammation Of Kidneys

1. Acute. If the urinary secretion be reddish and scant, with...

Nettle Rash

This is an eruption on the skin, often coming suddenly and goi...

Burns Case Xxxiii

A little girl, aged 10, scalded her breast a week ago and has...


The simplest, best, and safest source of current is a double...

The Care Of An Invalid

TO take really good care of one who is ill requires n...

Damp Beds

An ordinary bed which has not been slept in for some weeks, al...

Headache Sick

The stomach and head affect each other powerfully, and a disor...

Spring Trouble

Many persons are distressed by some form of eruption or inflam...

Removal Of Growth From The Laryngeal Ventricle

After exposing the larynx in the usual manner, if the head i...


The points to be gained are, to reduce the action of the amat...

Exercise And Growth

Fatigue as a Danger Signal. The chief use of exercise in ch...

What Kind Of Food Should We Eat?

Generally speaking, our Appetites will Guide us. Our whole bo...

Bronchoscopy In Malignant Growths Of The Trachea

The trachea is often secondarily invaded by malignancy of the...

The Extraction Of Tightly Fitting Foreign Bodies From The Bronchi

Annular Edema Such objects as marbles, pebbles, corks, etc.,...

Inflammation Of The Finger Case Xxxi

A young man, aged 18, came to me with a painful swelling of t...

The Anti-gastric Method

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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