London Journal of Medicine

London Journal of Medicine

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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: ... nutritious diet with malt liquor and light wines, and extreme tranquillity in the country. In two other but less severe examples, similar means have ended in a cure. I cannot forbear to mention how superior have been, in these cases, the beneficial and almost unvarying immediate good effects of uterine bleeding, over every other kind of de pletion."1 Now I have no doubt whatever, --and I believe Dr. AshweH will join with me in the opinion, --that such cases are examples of the affection I have been describing, aggravated by the improper use of stimulating drinks. I have observed, that in the intervals of the slight attacks, there is great mental depression, and a craving for mental and physical stimulus, indulgence in which of course only aggravates the malady. Cases of mania having this origin ought to be placed in a different category from insanity from ordinary causes, as the subjects of it, under judicious treatment, generally recover; and I have no doubt that many such cases might be prevented from proceeding to more serious disease, by the detection and treatment of the Climacteric paroxysm, as the first link in the pathological chain. The Treatment of the Climacteric Disorder should have reference chiefly to--I. The Cerebral Symptoms; II. The Ovario-uterine Disorder; III. The General Hypek.esthesia. 1 Practical Treatise on Diseases Peculiar to Women, by Saniunl Ashwell, M.D. p. 202. I. The Cerebral Symptoms. Our first care should be to prevent the paroxysms as far as possible. The peculiar cerebral attack being brought on or exaggerated, in the special condition of the nervous system at this time, by any local irritation, great attention should be bestowed upon the stomach, bowels, and uterus respectively. In its exaggeration by local...show more

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  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,293g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662555
  • 9781236662552