Observations on Phagedaena Gangraenosa

Observations on Phagedaena Gangraenosa

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...to add some things, as it is easy to add to former inventions. In the works of Aetius, who wrote in the fifth century, we meet with various, though brief, references to a disease, apparently differing in no respect from that which I have denominated Gangrenous Phagedena: -- Depascentiae ac putrida ulcera appellantur, quae vicinas partes erodunt et putrifaciunt. Et sane vehementissimis medicamentis opus habent, et saepissime inustiones requirunt. The cautery, however, was not had recourse to, until milder remedies had proved ineffectual. The following is an example of one of his more active applications; and though modern chemists may stickle about the unscientific nature of such compounds, it still remains with them to point out upon what occasions they have been able, with all their accuracy and vaunted simplicity, to furnish us with more efficient remedies: --R. Mysyos crudi, Chalcitidis crudi a 3 viij; Ochrae 3 iij; Sandarachae 5 Calcisvivae 3 ii; Squamae aeris, Aluminis a 3 ii; Diphrygis 3 iv H-- The following directions, which are given for the employment of such remedies, are well worthy of attention: --Neccssaria vero talia ulcera vitioso humore referta, sordidissima existent, quare ubi aliquod ex relatio simplex aut compositum siccum adhibituri sumus, linteolo prius molli, puro ac sicca ulcus extergemus, deinde medicamento cavitatem explemus, et extrinsicus splenium ad ulcerum labia attenuenda imponimus. Et linteolo supra splenium imposito ac ligato, spongiam ex frigida aut vino expressam adhibimus conamurque ut per totum tempus spongia frigida instillctur sine vinculi linteoli sive fasciae obligatae solutionem. When treating of hemorrhage, he takes occasion to make the following remark: -- Si a...show more

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