Observations on the Efficacy of White Mustard Seed; In Affections of the Liver, Internal Organs, and Nervous System : And on the General Management of Health and Life
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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...as a residence in hot climates, an intemperate use of Fat and oily food, violent exercise, &, c. These, therefore, cannot be safely employed to stimulatea torpid liver; since the torpidity itself is frequently the result of long stimulation from these causes, particularly the first. A moderately warm and steady atmosphere is however, peculiarly beneficial to the complaints in question, as it keeps up a mild action of the perspiratory vessels on the surface of the body, and by the sympathy which exists between the skin and the liver, of the secreting vessels in the liver. This accounts for the bad state of health, and even aggravation of their complaints, which tropical invalids so often experience in returning to northern countries. The cuticular and hepatic secretions are so interrupted and checked, that they are obliged to be constantly taking medicine, and bowel complaints very generally harass them for a considerable period after their arrival in their native, but estranged', country. Hence, the'genial skies of the southern parts of Europe and of Ma deira, are at first infinitely more salubrious for the Anglo East or West Indian, returning with hepatic complaints, than the raw and variable atmosphere of England. As internal medicines, there are none which so steadily increase and meliorate the hepatic secretion as some of the mild preparations of mercury. Whether this mineral acts on the liver as on other glands, by increasing its action, or whether it acts in a specific manner, as on the salivary glands, for instance, I need not stop to inquire; but that it does augment and improve the biliary fluid, in a very remarkable degree, both when it salivates and purges, is a fact which requires no support from argument. A...
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