The House Surgeon and Physician; Designed to Assist Heads of Families, Travellers, and Sea-Faring People, in Discerning, Distinguishing, and Curing Diseases. with Concise Directions for the Preparation and Use of a Numerous Collection of

The House Surgeon and Physician; Designed to Assist Heads of Families, Travellers, and Sea-Faring People, in Discerning, Distinguishing, and Curing Diseases. with Concise Directions for the Preparation and Use of a Numerous Collection of

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...two hours. This will move the bowels, promote perspiration, and check inflammation and fever. Apply externally milk and water for a wash, and roasted apples as a poultice in a muslin bag at night. As soon as the acute inflammatory symptoms are over, use the following: A wash made of rose-leaf tea, half a Dint; white vitriol, five grains: mix. Or, sugar of lead, eight grains; camphorated spirit, ten drops r soft water, three gills. Or, No. 23 diluted, if it cause pain. Note.--A partial or total loss of sight, in one or both eyes, sometimes occurs; and yet to an examiner no external appearance of disease presents itself, except perhaps a fullness of the ball, without redness. I have heard this disease (though it should seem improperly) called " White inflammation of the eyes." Treatment.--In the first instance, a full emetic, (and tartar emetic is the best, if the strength will bear; if not, ipecac;) and, were I writing to physicians, I would say," Continue'the nauseating effect till the absorbent system is thoroughly roused;" after which, give Fowler's Solution, as directed for Intermittent fever. There is a weakness, or, rather, tenderness of the eyes, which sometimes creeps on almost imperceptibly; and at other times succeeds other diseases of the eyes: this is relieved and cured by dropping frequently into the eye Sydenltam's Laudanum. R. Spanish (white) wine, 1 lb. Opium, ... 2 oz. Saffron, ... 1 oz. Cinnamon and cloves, each.. 1 drachm. Mix.--Digest 14 days. Upon the first use of it, a severe smarting is felt, with profusion of tears: to this succeeds a warm glow of the parts, and finally a pleasant sensation and clearness of sight. Perhaps more cases of chronic weakness of the eyes will yield to this medicine than to all...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • English
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  • 9781236546005