The Mother's Medical Assistant

The Mother's Medical Assistant

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...not the legs and arms swell, about the time of the turn of the complaint, and when the swelling of the face subsides, it will be necessary to stimulate them with blisters; and when the suppuration from the pustules is completed, and the disease gone off, the bowels should be emptied with active purgatives, as scammony and calomel; else the quantity of matter secreted may form into glandular swellings, terminating in abscesses or scrofula. After the confluent small pox, the patient should be purged pretty severely four or five times. After the distinct, or mild, twice will be sufficient. From the foregoing facts it must appear, hat it requires no common degree of experience and skill to bring a patient safe through this dangerous complaint. The general use of the vaccine inoculation, however, which effects such a change in the constitution, as to render it incapable of taking the small pox, has removed almost the possibility of danger, and relieved both the mother and the medical attendant from the great anxiety and uncertainty which ever accompanied the progress of the latter. This is a fact now so fully established, that although some, who, under the influence of early prejudice, are still sceptical on the point, the age is too enlightened to require from the practitioner of the present day, any further proof or justification. THE COW POCK. Of a disease now so well understood, and whose progress is necessarily accompanied by the attendance of a medical practitioner, it will be important merely to enumerate its leading peculiarities, and to enable mothers or attendants to ascertain whether the infection be taken or not, and that it be of the genuine kind. The cow pock is, correctly speaking, a vesicular eruption, though usually called pustular....
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502655
  • 9781236502650