Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences Volume 1889

Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences Volume 1889

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...DRACUNCULUS. Alex. Sarcani 113, reports two cases of Medina worm (Filaria romanoru-m orientales). The patients, mother and son, each presented suppurating swellings of the lefi: parotid gland. Upon examination of the blood, very active, " snake-like worms were found moving in wild haste among the blood-corpuscles." He refers to the hypothesis offered by Davaine and Kuchenmeister that the " Hanehosehinz-Ifizsr-hrofim" afflicting the Israelite forefathers in the neighborhood of Horr and Aboth, 0n the shores of the Red Sea, was nothing more nor less than I-"iIaria sanguinis hominis, which they swallowed in their drinking-water. Madhva Rao Vinze, Efflrospital assistant, gives an account of the successful employment of an Indian plant called by the natives of Dhar Amarpattee, by those of Dekkan Pcidlximi, in the treatment of Dmcunculus (Filaria Zlledinensis), which is a frequent parasite in Dhar. The old Indian proverb, " E/sa' Nani, ha'ja'r Dcirzi," which means, "There are a thousand medicines for one Dracunculus," has now lost its force, inasmuch as the Amarpattee proves to be almost a specific, having, in the hands of Dr. Madhva Bao Vinze, proved successful in twenty-five successive cases. Irrm-w-=t--ANIMAL PARASITES AND THEIR EFFECTS. F-15 A dozen leaves of the fresh plant are bruised in a mortar and a little chumm mixed into it. The mass is then applied, covered over with some entire leaves, bandaged, and the diseased part kept at rest. Cessation of pain is secured in from two to ten hours, and after three or four applications the patient is cured. The people of Dhar, having a scant water supply, wash their clothes and clean their pots in the large public tanks, more

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  • English
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