A Disquisition of the Stone and Gravel; With Strictures on the Gout, When Combined with These Disorders

A Disquisition of the Stone and Gravel; With Strictures on the Gout, When Combined with These Disorders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1785 edition. Excerpt: ...Hay's is still more remarkable, from his having taken it in larger doses, I cannot omit quoting it; nor must I forget to mention, that the very writer of it had then an opinion of soap and lime-water as lithontriptics. In the following case mention will be made of a Mrs. Stevens's medicine, it therefore cannot be thought improper in this place, to acquaint the reader how it came to be so much known. That the world in general, and the legislature in particular, thought a discovery for the cure of the stone of the highest importance to mankind, is evidenced, in the parliament voting Mrs. Stevens, in the year 1739, 5000I. for disclosing the preparation of her medicines against this formidable disease.--This was done in consequence of her petition to the House of Commons for rhat purpose., But, But, although the virtue of the ingredients of which these medicines were composed, should be such as would jus-" tify the account given of them, yet the manner of taking them, in quantities so large as almostto fill the stomach, together with the regimen to be observed in the administration, were such as rendered them of very little use; as but few persons were able to take them, from their prodigious nauseating quality; and those who did take them, indicated the utmost reluctance. I have by no means drawn a more unpleasing picture of these reputed lithontriptics than they require. The facts are well known to all those acquainted with their nature; and too well by such as have experienced their effects, which circumstances have been the sole means of bringing them into disuse.--The description of their virtues is. in a " I 3 measure, measure, accidentally involved in the subsequent case of Mr. Hay, otherwise I had passed it over in silence. THE CASE...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503813
  • 9781236503817