The Cyclopædia of Practical Medicine: Comprising Treatises on the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Medical Jurisprudence, Etc. Etc, Volume 3
Sir John Forbes, Alexander Tweedie, John Conolly
Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, 1834 - Medicine
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Page 161 - How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank* Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines...
Page 60 - Even the very obvious question, whether malaria is always one and the same, or a multiplicity of marsh poisons exist, is one which the present state of our knowledge does not enable us to answer decidedly.
Page 61 - Talavera, through a very dry country ; and, in the hottest weather, fought that celebrated battle, which was followed by a retreat into the plains of Estremadura, along the course of the Guadiana river, at a time when the country was so arid and dry, for want of rain, that the Guadiana itself...
Page 18 - Vapours of vinegar and water were frequently inhaled ; ten grains of calomel were given, succeeded by repeated doses of emetictartar, amounting in all to five or six grains, with no other effect than a copious discharge from the bowels. The powers of life seemed now manifestly yielding to the force of the disorder; blisters were applied to the extremities, together with a cataplasm of bran and vinegar to the throat. Speaking, which was painful from the beginning, now became almost impracticable;...
Page 17 - The disease commenced with a violent ague, accompanied with some pain in the upper and fore part of the throat, a sense of stricture in the same part, a cough, and a difficult rather than a painful deglutition, which were soon succeeded by fever, and a quick and a laborious respiration.
Page 317 - However slow and feeble respiration may become by disease, yet it must always be perceptible, provided the naked breast and belly be exposed ; for when the intercostal muscles act, the ribs are elevated, and the sternum is pushed forward; when the diaphragm acts, the abdomen swells; now this can never escape the attentive eye, and by looking at the chest and belly we shall form a safer conclusion than by the popular methods which have been usually adopted...
Page 41 - I have tried lime juice, hair powder, and a variety of external applications, with little or no benefit. In short, the only means, which I ever saw productive of any good effect in mitigating its violence, till the constitution got assimilated to the climate, were — light clothing — temperance in eating and drinking — avoiding all exercise in the heat of the day — open bowels — and last, not least, a determined resolution to resist with stoical apathy its first attacks.
Page 340 - Manchester, published an inquiry into the nature and cause of that swelling in one or both of the lower extremities, which sometimes happens to lying-in women...
Page 41 - The sensations arising from prickly heat are perfectly indescribable ; being compounded of pricking, itching, tingling, and many other feelings, for which I have no appropriate appellation. " It is usually but not invariably accompanied by an eruption of vivid red pimples, not larger in general than a pin's head, which spread over the breast, arms, thighs, neck, and occasionally along the forehead, close to the hair.