Medical Tracts, Read at the College of Physicians Between the Years 1767 and 1785

Medical Tracts, Read at the College of Physicians Between the Years 1767 and 1785

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...the " oil-skin, which covered the " pea. This apparently an" sweringithe purpose, the oil" skin was by degrees omit" ted; so that the lead was ge Taken from an Indian tea.-chest: in size the piece was not equal to an inchsquare. " nerally in immediate contact " with the pea and the orifice " of the fontanel. This was "the case about the end of "June l7_7l; when an unea-" siness and oppression were " felt at the preecordia and dia-" phragm, with anxiety and " difficulty on making a deep " inspiration" (This complaint, "it is supposed, much resem-" bled that which is not uncom-" monly called by hospital pa-" tients, a pain at t/Le heart.) " The disorder, daily increas-" ing, became, towards the " end ofjuly, so grievous as to " require the serious attention "of the person afllicted. On " recollection, he began to sus-" pect that his complaints " might be owing to the nox" ious quality of the lead, " which covered the fontanel. " He therefore immediately " threw it off; and from that " time, without the use of any " medicines, the disorder very " soon abated, and in about " one month was entirely re"moved; nor has it in any " degree returned." That lead, either when dissolved by fire, or corroded by an acid, emits poisonous gflluoia is sufficiently shewn by the diseases incidental to plumbers, and painters; nay even by the same effects, which not unfro quently happen to those who inhabit houses newly painted. But that a degree of heat, much less than that which is required for melting lead. is capable more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843118
  • 9781236843111