The Family Physician and Guide to Health; Together with Some Remarks on Surgery Containing the Symptoms of Most Diseases Method of Cure and Tables of Preparation, with a Medical Herbal

The Family Physician and Guide to Health; Together with Some Remarks on Surgery Containing the Symptoms of Most Diseases Method of Cure and Tables of Preparation, with a Medical Herbal

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...it is generally preceded by pain of the stomach, sickness, and nausea; and is accompanied with great anxiety, and frequent fainting fits; this disease is sometimes periodical, in whiah case it is less dangerous To check the vomiting, the patient may take two spoonsful of nettle juice; this will also dissolve the coagulated blood in the stomach. Or, give the sage juice, and the decoction, juice fcc. of the witch hazle leaves, as is directed for spitting blood. Or, take as much salt petre as will lie upon a half crown, dissolved in a glass of water, two or three times a day. There is danger in this disease of the blood lodging in the bowels, and becoming putrid. The best way of preventing this, is, to frequently give emolient clysters; purges must not he given till the discharge is stopped, otherwise they will irritate the stomach. After the discharge is over, if the patient be troubled with gripes, occasioned by the acrimony of the blood lodging in the intestines, gentle purges will be necessary. Dr. Thomson, recommends in this disease, or for bleeding at the lungs, to get the patient in a perspiration as soon as possible, especially, if the symptoms be alarming. The patient must be shielded from the air with a bjanket, by the fire side; give the best warming medicine you havev to raise the perspiration; then apply the steam, giving the hot medicine. As soon as there is an equilibrium, in the circulationi there will be no more pressure of the blood to the stomach or lungs, than to the extremities, and thebleeding will cease. The Dr. says, it has been his practice to give No. 6, the hot drops; shield them from the air with a blanket, by the fire side; give a dose of the composition tea and oayen1e; and if this does not answer the purpose, give an...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505360
  • 9781236505361