Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies Volume 2

Materia Medica and Special Therapeutics of the New Remedies Volume 2

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...uses it to allay those skirmishing pains before parturition; to ward off threatening convulsions in approaching eclampsia. Where the old school resort to the lancet, he uses an enema of Lobelia with happy results. It is of much use in rigidity of the os, which often exists, to the great annoyance of busy practitioners. The same dose (Sj or ij, by enema) is here given, which not only relaxes the rigid os, but all the muscles of body. Rigidity of the Perineum.--Often, says Paine, have I had to bring my instruments to deliver a patient (and t-he Dr. too) where this condition of affairs, the. head thrust against the perineum, had existed for hours, the attending physician using teas, fomentations and patience without avail. A single enema of Lobelia has worked like a charm, relaxing the parts, and the child was born. It is doubtful if Lobelia is primarily homoeopathic to any of the above conditions, excepting, perhaps, the false pains before parturition. The tincture in drop doses, or more, will have to be used. You may have occasion to use the Lobelia in certain obstinate and annoying cases of convulsions. I allude to the hysterical convulsion. In the great majority of cases no attenuated remedy will arrest the paroxysm. The cure of hysteria must consist of a constitutional treatment for the removal of the cause. But the treatment of the paroxysm must be " short, sharp and decisive." If a firm, decided and imperative command does not arrest it, do not allow yourself to be kept by the bedside, hour after hour, as you will be importuned to, but immediately give Ether, Chloroform, Chloral or Lobelia. A teaspoonful of Lobelia has a magical effect in such cases. The nausea or vomiting, with its consequent relaxation, arrests the more

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  • English
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