An Essay on Indigestion and Its Consequences, or Advice to Persons Afflicted with Nervous and Bilious Disorders &C

An Essay on Indigestion and Its Consequences, or Advice to Persons Afflicted with Nervous and Bilious Disorders &C

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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. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...either in the alimentary canal, or the system in general, and do not, hke most purgatives, as I have before noticed, induce a constipation of the bowels, or a languid state of the body, afterwards; but by their tonic quality, they strengthen the digestive organs, and consequently the whole habit, thereby favouring the intention with which the bath is employed. Immediately on. coming out of the bath, the body should be wiped perfectly dry as expeditiously as possible--this promotes the circulation to the surface, and thereby assists in regulating the secretions, upon which most of the good effe&s of bathing depend. The sea bath is found more efficacious than the cold bath, owing to the water being impregnated with salt, which stimulates the cutaneous vessels, and causes an increased determination of the fluids to the surface of the body. Upon this principle, I frequently order a certain quantity of salt to be added to the water in which the patient is to bathe at home, with very good effect., It has been computed that every gallon of sea water contains five ounces and a half of salt; this therefore is the proportion which the salt should bear to the water, in which the patient is to bathe. The water and salt should be renewed every other, or third day. I have frequently known the beneficial effects of bathing greatly promoted, especially in weakly, nervous habits, by taking two tea-spoonfuls of the Tonic Drops, in M a glass of water, as soon as the patient comes out of the bath; and, in the course of my practice, I have frequently observed, that universal, pleasant, glowing sensation, &c. take place, by the assistance of this medicine, where, without its salutary influence, bathing would have been prejudicial. Having described the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757874
  • 9781236757876