An Essay on Diseases Incidental to Europeans; In Hot Climates, with the Method of Preventing Their Fatal Consequences to Which Is Added, an Appendix, Concerning Intermittent Fevers and a Simple and Easy Way to Render Sea Water Fresh, and

An Essay on Diseases Incidental to Europeans; In Hot Climates, with the Method of Preventing Their Fatal Consequences to Which Is Added, an Appendix, Concerning Intermittent Fevers and a Simple and Easy Way to Render Sea Water Fresh, and

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ... with a copy of my essay on preserving Seamen, he and several of the officers followed the directions therein contained. Governor Worge, Mr. Boon, and others, drank every morning for breakfast, by way of tea, an infusion of the bark, or of some other bitter ingredient, such as chamomile, gentian, orange peel, or the like, in warm water. Sometimes they mixed with their tea a small quantity of the tincture of the bark. They drank these bitters morning and evening, and took a gentle dose of manna, with purging salts, once or twice a week. They were abstemious in the article of food, and were particularly careful not to drink wine or spirits to excess: by which means, their stomachs and bowels were preserved in such a state, as greatly resisted the attack of those bilious fevers, fluxes, and other disorders, which raged there with'destructive violence during the sickly season. Experience had so fully convinced them of the efficacy of those means, that the use of them became general; and when their stock of bark was exhausted, the most common bitter herbs or roots sold at an extravagant price. Much about this time, a ship from New York ar rived at Senegal, which had on board some bark, and a quantity of gentian root, orange peel, and common wormwood, together with some bottles of Stoughton's drops. These bitters became a valuable cargo for the proprietor, and were bought up at a high price by the governor and others who could afford to purchase them. SECT. VI. immediate change of Mr recommended on tlie attack of Fivers. We proceed to offer one direction-farther, for the. benefit of those who have either neglected the directions already given, or who, from various circumstances, could not put them in practice: there may be many, whose indispensible...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635442
  • 9781236635440