An Elementary Treatise on Diseases of the Skin

An Elementary Treatise on Diseases of the Skin

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...It is true that arsenic will often cure the eruption more rapidly than the remedies yet to be mentioned, as this drug appears to be almost a specific for this lesion, but its effects seem to persist for a short time only after its use is discontinued, and not uncommonly we meet with patients suffering from psoriasis whose only immunity from the affection is while they are under the influence of the drug, ' and who, in the struggle to preserve clean skins, become confirmed arsenic eaters, a state of things certainly not to be encouraged, if other measures can be found to answer as well. I embrace this opportunity of protesting against the excessive and indiscriminate use of arsenic in this and other cutaneous affections, which has until of late been so much the fashion. Let it be understood that while I do not doubt the power of this remedy to cause a disappearance of the eruption, I most seriously question the propriety of giving it for this purpose alone.' The method of treatment which I would recommend in preference, is substantially the same as that which has been ah'eady discussed in connection with eczema (q. 12.) and consists briefly, in the employmentof strict regimen, with an almost exclusively vegetable and fatty diet, and the use of diuretics, alkalies, oxidants and hepatic stimulants, according to the special indications present. The principles which should guide the selection of the particular remedies 1 I-IEBRA, op. cit., B. I., p. 294, speaks of the very temporary effects of arsenic as follows: "Die Arsenikalpriiparate besitzen demnach allerdings die Wirlrung, die vorhandenen Krankhaften Veriinderungen der Haut zum Verschwinden zu bringen, aber esfc/z/t i/men das I/emzblgen, new Proruplione n zu...
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777697
  • 9781236777690