Domestic Medicine and Surgery

Domestic Medicine and Surgery

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... of the membrane lining the windpipe. The danger of this disease is chiefly to be measured by the difficulty of breathing and the state of the pulse. The preceding description is the first stage of croup; the second is discovered by a husky and suffocative cough, the voice whispering, a wheezing respiration, the eye languid, and the pupil dilated; while the tongue is loaded, and with purplish edges. From this second stage very few patients recover. Cold and irritation from teething are the chief exciting causes of this malady, which is observed to be most frequent in spring and winter, in marshy situations, and near the sea coast. Also whatever tends to weaken the system, or produce any degree of irritation in the lungs, may be considered to predispose to this dangerous affection of the windpipe. We are sorry to observe that croup is on the increase, which may be attributed to the more sedentary and luxurious system of bringing up children than that formerly pursued, which induces that general weakness which often predisposes to its development. In the treatment of this disease, Dr. Graham recommends Tabiae Emetic as the safest, most powerful, and most speedy remedy in croup. All other means are unsatisfactory when compared to it. Therefore, he advises an Immediate recourse to the tartar emetic, which should be given to children as young as two or three years, in half-grain doses (in water) every half-hour, till full vomiting supervenes. When the vomiting has subsided two hours, the tartar emetic should be recommenced, and continued as before, and thus we may continue to treat the patient till the disease is evidently arrested in its progress, when it may be continued in the smaller doses of a quarter of a grain every two, three, or four...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816781
  • 9781236816788