An Essay on Burns in Two Parts the First Part Originally Published in 1797, the Second Part in 1800

An Essay on Burns in Two Parts the First Part Originally Published in 1797, the Second Part in 1800

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...the part; and 2dly, By increasing the general action of the system. Thus the disparity of action between the injured part and the rest would be less; consequently, it would lead to a more speedy cure. With this intention, holding the part to the fire is a very rational mode of relief; but, as parts of the body may be injured where a cure by such means could not be carried into effect, it will be necessary to have recourse to other means. The strongest essential oils, the highest rectified spirit with essential oil, to which caloric may be added also, in such a degree as not to hurt the sound parts to which it shall be applied, are the species of applications calculated to do good, and to give the speediest and most effectual relief. These remedies are generally regarded and used as the strongest stimulants; but in this case, they are neither regarded nor used as such.: they are here used as sedatives, or powers less stimulant than those which originally produced the injury. These means are meant only for a limited time after the accident, and are then to be succeeded by milder applications: for, if the use of these were persisted in, they would cease to be sedative, and would excite an irritation similar to that which they were at first intended to relieve. The internal means of relief will be to administer those substances which will, in the quickest and speediest manner possible, throw the heart and arteries into the most violent action compatible with life. Thus, large doses of asther, volatile alcali, ardent spirit, opium, wine, &c. given in hot water, are what should be administered in the first instance. By these direct stimulants internally, the circulation will be carried to the greatest possible degree of quickness, by which means...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612892
  • 9781236612892