An Essay on Fevers and Their Various Kinds, as Depending on Different Constitutions of the Blood; With Dissertations on Slow Nervous Fevers on Putrid, Pestilential, Spotted Fevers on the Small-Pox and on Pleurisies and Peripneumonies - By

An Essay on Fevers and Their Various Kinds, as Depending on Different Constitutions of the Blood; With Dissertations on Slow Nervous Fevers on Putrid, Pestilential, Spotted Fevers on the Small-Pox and on Pleurisies and Peripneumonies - By

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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. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ...affects the animal Spirits, but the very Fear and Concern also so disturb and weaken the Powers of Nature, that the Heart and contractile Vessels exert much less Force on the contained Fluids; whence the regular Secretions and Excretions are considerably diminished, particularly those important ones, the nervous Fluid, and Perspiration: so that hence the Moles movenda is encreased, and the Vis matrix lessened.--Drawing off Part therefore of the encreased Blood, under such Circumstances, is in Event equivalent to an Encrease of the moving Force.--Besides, when Part of the viscid Humors is drawn off, the remaining are more easily, attenuated, and ren-dered more fit to give off the actuating Principles, or animal Spirits, in due Quantity.--Some Blood therefore, in such Cases, should be drawn as early as possible, but not in too large Quantities at once.--It is certainly better to repeat the Bleeding, if necessary, at least to stop the Orifice now and then; for by this Means you avoid the Fainting, which otherwise frequently happens, unless the Patient is bled in a recumbent, or lying Posture. But But further, where immoderate Fear and Dejection of Spirits concur with the Disease, there is really oftentimes a Necessity of giving something of a cordial Nature, even at the very Begining, and that too sometimes even not sparingly. Now when the superabundant Quantity of the Blood is drawn off, these invigorating Medicines may be used with greater Safety and Advantage; and I have many Times seen exceeding good Effects from them, where the Pustules, thro' excessive Fear, and Oppression of Spirits of the Patients, lay buried in the Skin, as it were, and made no considerable Advance for two or three Days together.--I am no great Advocate for the hot Regimen, ...show more

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