Medical Essays and Observations Volume 2

Medical Essays and Observations Volume 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. 1745 edition. Excerpt: ...when the Doctor was present, namely, July 16, 1731. It nearly resembles Tulpius's first Draught, and is no more than a viscid Phlegm, secreted by the relaxed Glands of the Trachea, and afterwards concreted by the Heat of the Part. Experiments Experiments concerning the poisonous Quality of the Laurel-Water, by Dr. Mortimer. Phil. Trans. N 420..163. TYR. Mortimer took a Peck of Laurel-Leaves, and put them into an Alembic, with three Gallons of Water, which he distilled in the common Way. The Fire at first being too hot, there came over an Oilynefs with the Water, (1) which made it appear milky, till about half a Pint had run; this tasted and smelt very strong like Apricot-kernels, as did the next Running, (2) which was clearer. He kept the first Quart by itself, then he drew off another Quart, (3) which was not near so strong in Taste or Smell, but rather resembled black Cherry-Water; the Remainder was almost insipid. The Leaves after the Distillation looked brownish, were brittle, and tasted bitter without the Roughness, or Apricot-kernel Flavour, which, they have while fresh. In the Afternoon of the fame Day, the Doctor took a Mongrel Puppy, weighing two Pounds and a half, about sixteen Days old, it had sucked its Dam in the Forenoon, but had now fasted for six Hours. He took one Ounce of the third Water, and gave some of it to the Puppy, gradually by Tea Spoonfuls, that it might the better swallow it. When it had taken half the Quantity, he let it go, it walked about pretty strongly for five Minutes, when it began to foam at the Mouth, and soon after vomited up some curdled Milk, and then discharged the Faeces; after which the Sickness seemed to go off: He then gave it three Tea Spoonfuls more, in ten Minutes it began to stagger, and draw..show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236510143
  • 9781236510143