A Brief Treatise on Therapeutics

A Brief Treatise on Therapeutics

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...or third night, is indicated in constipation. For the morning laxative the following are useful: in an ounce of hot water, or Hunyadi Janos a sufficiency, with a teaspoonful of tincture ginger, and some hot water. Ordinary purgatives, as etfervescing salines, are apt to lie too cold on the stomach for elderly persons. If their assimilative organs become impaired, the dietary of childhood is desirable. Mentally and bodily, we find the proverb ' once a man and twice a child' holds good. Milk puddings, stewed fruit and milk, or cream, bread, butter, and jam, or honey; fish, poultry, game; little kickshaws rather than solid meat, should form the bulk of the dietary. Remember that whether bile acids or lithates, the troubles of advanced life are intimately linked with the presence of nitrogenized waste in the blood. Elderly persons soon. lose heal, and should be well clad, especially whenever the weather is cold. This is very true of those who suffer from bronchitis or emphysema. In cold weather keep them warm. Give them ' treacle posset' to go to bed with, if up. A warmed bed, a draught of hot fluid with alcohol, are required for 'the chill blood of age. Where they are teetotallers, 'treacle posset, ' or a cupful of hot beef-tea, may be given instead of the alcoholized draught. When either extreme of life-is attacked by bronchitis, keep up the system--feed. As a cough mixture for old persom with chronic bronchitis the following is indicated: Am. Carb., grl. v. gip. Chloroformi, Ill) xx. met. Nuc. Vom.l'1) vi. Inf. Senegm, $i. eta quaque hora, to which may be added ten dfops of tincture of digitalis if the pulse falters, indicating embarrassment of the right side of the heart. CHAPTER VIII. RHEUMATISM, ...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236812239
  • 9781236812230