The Modern Practice of Physic

The Modern Practice of Physic

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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. 1809 edition. Excerpt: ...to perform their office; and in mis miserable state"of existence, the patient lingers out many wretched years. Such consequences are very frequent in warm climates, and many fell under my immediate care and observation, during my practice in the West Indies. Dissections of this disease usually shew the same morbid appearances as in common colic, only in a much higher degree. In all complaints of the intestines, it will be proper to make inquiries respecting the patient's habits of life, and if these be discovered to subject him to the influence of leadj the identity of the disease is proved beyond the possibility of doubt The indications of cure in the coiica pictanum seem to be, 1st, To guard against the consequences of inflammation, where the attack is severe, and the patient young and plethoric: 2dly, To take off the spasm, by means of vaiious antispasmodic powers; and, Sdly, To excite the action of the intestines, by purgatives and other m#ans..... To answer the first of these intentions, if the symptoms are so violent a- to endanger the taking place of iin inflammation of the intestines, it will by all means be advisable to draw off a quantity of blood pro-; pprtionate to the age and habit of the patient, and that at an early period of the complaint. (See Enteritis.) I am sensible that bleeding has beeu disapproved of by some practitioners in this disease, on the supposition of its being purely spasmodic; but as inflammation, and its fatal termination in gangrene, not unfrequently, ensue, when the diseas runs on for many, das, it seems to be an-advisable.operation in aft cases where the symptoms run high at first. In debilitated habits, elderly people, and mild attacks, its use may properly be dispensed with. The step advised being...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486927
  • 9781236486929