An Introduction to the Study of Practical Medicine; Being an Outline of the Leading Facts and Principles of the Science as Taught in a Course of Lectures, Delivered in the Marischal College of Aberdeen

An Introduction to the Study of Practical Medicine; Being an Outline of the Leading Facts and Principles of the Science as Taught in a Course of Lectures, Delivered in the Marischal College of Aberdeen

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...when viewed by itself; since this state of the urine also occurs in connection with those irremediable organic lesions of the lridne formerly referred to, and with which is associated a cachectic state of the constitution, the consequence of long-existing diseased actions, from indulgence in spirituous lqquors, and other habits of a vicious and debilitating tendency--a condition 0 body ill suited to the loss of blood, or any other kind of depletion. lt may he here, also, remarked, that this state of the urine rarely occurs when the eflusions are confined to the abdominal cavity--snasarca being the fopn of dropsy with which it has hitherto been found most frequently connected advantageous, if practised early. Along with blood-letting, the compound powder of jalap, or half-grain doses of elaterium, ought to be administered as hydragogues. Should the lungs, however, be more particularly affected, tartrate of antimony, and cupping over the chest, will be first required; and in this case, also, hydragogue medicines must not be too often repeated, more especially when the affection of the lungs has existed a few days. Squill, combined with a little calomel or blue pill, digitalis, and the supertartrate of potass, are the best diuretics in this form of dropsy. But so long as there exists much febrile or inflammatory action, diuretics of every description will fail in their effects. The supertartrate of potass is most suitable for the inflammatory stage, and the squill, digitalis, and calomel, for the after periods of the disease; the digitalis more especially should not be employed until the force of the circulation has been subdued, and the pulse reduced to a very compressible state. Should the serous membranes be the seat of inflammation, ..show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236752291