Eruptions of the Face, Head, and Hands

Eruptions of the Face, Head, and Hands

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...baflled in our attempts to relieve the patient. Other remedies have been recommended when the foregoing fails; but my faith in their efficacy is not great. The ioduret of potassium has, within the last few years, been much recommended in the treatment of the syphilitic eruptions. It had a fair trial at the Hospital of St. Louis, and the result of M. Cazenave's experience enables him to state that its beneficial effects are about equal to those of the proto-iodide of mercury. The former remedy sometimes occasions painful irritation in the throat, and at the epigastrium. The iodide of iron has also been strongly recommended in the treatment of the venereal eruptions, especially in those cases Where the bones are affected. It is an excellent medicine, and will be found very eflicacious. The preparations, however, that are in common use, as the solution and the solid preparation, cannot be depended on, from their great liability to decomposition. The syrup is the best form. At the Hospital of St. Louis, a preparation, composed of sulphuret of antimony, sarsaparilla, and isinglass, called the " tisan of Feltz," has been found to succeed occasionally in cases where mercury failed. The patient may take two or three glasses a-day. Muriate of gold.--This preparation, although highly extolled by some writers, is by no means so efficacious as its advocates would have us believe; it was seldom seen to succeed in the practice of Biett and Cazenave. The dose in which it is usually administered is the tenth of a grain applied in friction on the tongue twice a-day. Subcarbonate of ammonia.--This remedy has sometimes effected a speedy cure, and especially in cases where mercurial preparations fail. Biett usually commenced with a scruple...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236956699
  • 9781236956699