The Homoeopathic Courier. V. 1, No. 1, 6 & V. 2 Volume 1-2

The Homoeopathic Courier. V. 1, No. 1, 6 & V. 2 Volume 1-2

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...front of the engine; or, if he travels by steamboat, the temptation for taking a water bath is irresistible. Melancholia, like every other disease in its early stage, requires rest, care and treatment, and wherever these can be best secured is the place for the patient. A trip to the hospital, or to some place away from home and the exciting causes and surroundings that have produced the attack is all the traveling admissible. Many melancholies have periods of exaltation and depression, and these periods must be met by appropriate treatment. If the patient's means will allow, the more home-like and quiet the place for treatment, the sooner may one expect a recovery. As a general rule, removal from home is indispensable. PROGNOSIS. This form of insanity is the most curable, and, if taken in its early stages, almost invariably yields to treatment. When neglected, and it becomes chronic, it is apt to become permanent. Here the question may arise: "When a case of melancholia is cured, may we expect it to be permanent, or are we to look for a recurrence?" The subject of the permanency of the cures of insanity is exciting a good deal of attention, and a spirited discussion is now going on between Drs. Earle, of Northampton, and Ray, of Philadelphia, upon that question. Dr. Earle taking the ground that the curability of insanity has been very much over-estimated, as the number of cases cured very much exceed the number of persons--the same person being reported cured many times. Now, what are we to expect in regard to cases of melancholia? Are we not to expect a recurrence of the disease? Frequently there will be a recurrence of the disease. A person, goes to a malarious district and contracts fever and ague--he recovers--he subjects himself more

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