On the Action of Medicines in the System

On the Action of Medicines in the System

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...Acetate of Potash, both diuretics, have been employed in Lepra to eliminate the morbid material from the blood into the urine, and have sometimes appeared to succeed in so doing. But in this, as in many other cases, counteraction is both easier and more certain than elimination. The system itself naturally attempts this elimination, and when it finds it impossible, we often gain nothing by urging it. I need scarcely say that these remedies are applicable only in simple Lepra and Psoriasis, and not in the syphilitic forms of those eruptions which are treated best by Mercury, or by other medicines of the second order of Catalytics. These Syphilitic eruptionsare distinguished by a coppery or a livid-grayish color, and by the absence of itching. Sulphur has been used with benefit in Eczema, Impetigo, and Lepra. It may be administered externally in the form of fumigation or ointment, or internally in combination with an alkali or with Iodine. In the case of Eczema and Impetigo, the fumigation and internal administration-are preferable, as the ointment is apt to increase the existing irritation. In the cure of Lepra the mineral waters of Harrogate and other places, containing Sulphuretted Hydrogen gas, have been much recommended. The Sulphurets of Potassium and Sodium, Sulphurous acid, and the Sulphites and Hyposulphites of the alkalies and lime may be used externally or internally in the place of Sulphur in the treatment of chronic skin-diseases. Dr. Petters has discovered Carbolic acid in the urine, in combination with Soda, after Frictions of Tar. (Qztarter/y Journal of Practical The1-apezrlfca, iii., 1855.) Helm! finds thatif Pitch is applied externally over n large surface, the stools become black ened, while the urine acquires an...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825535
  • 9781236825537