Gout and Rheumatic Gout; A New Method of Cure

Gout and Rheumatic Gout; A New Method of Cure

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... was able to increase my tonic of Sulphate of Quinine twice a day. The effects of the strengthening process now began to show themselves, the patient's digestive organs being greatly improved. He could eat almost anything without discomfort, was allowed two glasses of sherry in sodawater daily, and as his system regained its tone, he was able to expel the poison from the blood through the extremities. His knees gradually became better; but in the left foot and its great toe there was an unmistakable appearance of inflammatory Gout, such, he said, as he had not seen for some time. In this attack, by the administration of the powders of Rhubarb and Magnesia, with a draught containing Spirit of Nitrous Ether at night, instead of the Magnesia and Sulphate of Quinine, I got rid of all inflammatory appearances on the fourth day. I then discontinued the powders, and gave a pill of Magnesia and Sulphate of Quinine twice a day, with a pill of Rhubarb at night. This treatment I continued, with a dose of Castor Oil, instead of the pill at night, once a week. I persevered with these remedies for nearly a month, and my patient made almost daily improvement. At the end of the month I increased the quantities of Sulphate of Quinine (still watching to see that the action of the liver and the state of the urine were as I wished), and at the end of four months from the commencement of my method of treatment, the patient was able to go to the seaside, completely free from any gouty symptoms. All suffusion and stiffness of the joints had subsided, his digestion was perfectly healthy, and his bowels were acting properly without medicine. His pulse was regular, and his spirits were as good as he or I could desire. In short, as he himself expressed it, he felt " quite...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667565
  • 9781236667564