Memoirs and Proceedings - Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society Volume 4, PT. 2

Memoirs and Proceedings - Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society Volume 4, PT. 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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...cold air, and particularly that it produced a convulfive twitching, about his throat. To screen him from the effects of the air, when conveyed from the examining room into the Hospital, an ums brella was held over his head, and his body closely mufl-Tled up in a wrapping cloak. As soon as. he had got into his apartment, he ate some bread and cheefe, but with difficulty; and req-uested to be allowed to drink some butteramilk. a He attempted to swallow 'this liquid, and in part succeeded; but not without the most violent struggling efforts, attended with distor'tions of his countenance, which remained slightly convulsed for some time eafterwarda. A consultation of the Physicians of the Hospital being called by Dr. Le Safsiier, and the affistance ofgDr. Percival, Physician extraordinary to the charity, requested; the latter Gentleman, in concurrencc with Dr. Le Sasiier, (the rest of the Faculty being out of the way) entertained not the least doubt of this Patient being-afflicted with genuine Hydrophobia. A-s the disorder was far advanced, and might, in.'deed, beconsideredasflearly terminating, being 'the third day from the appearance of the symp; ctssct IOID ram of Hydrophobia, little or no 'advantageeould be expected from medicine, He' was ordered, however, about four (Yclock the same; afternoon, to take a bolus composed of twelvegrains of mufk, two grains of opium, and, fix; grains of camphor, Two draehms of strong: mercurial ointment were alsq directed to rubbed in upon the. throat and breath I saw. the Patient, in company with the other Phyfi-n cjans. about fix o'clock the same evening; and we found him very willing, and sufficiently composed, to give a distinct account-of the Circumstances preceding the disease, and to describe more

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