On the Sulphur & Chalybeate Waters of Strathpeffer Spa

On the Sulphur & Chalybeate Waters of Strathpeffer Spa

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...the skin furthers vigorous growth of the hair and nails. Owing, no doubt, to the influence of the water in improving the state of the blood, and in stimulating and invigorating the skin, its use in ulcers and other ill-conditioned sores is attended with the best results. The writer has been repeatedly much struck with the speedy healing influence exerted by it in ulcers of the leg, depending on a varicose state of the veins, and that too in cases which for months previously had baffled all the ordinary methods of treatment. Most of the veins, especially those of the lower extremities, are provided with valves, contrived so as to prevent the reflux of the blood as it is ascending towards the heart. The sulphur element, by acting as a contracter of the veins, aids these valves in their work, when from increased calibre of the vessels, the valves are becoming inefficient. In prolonged course the waters are most useful in varicosity of the spermatic, prostatic, and (as already mentioned) hemorrhoidal veins. Among other cases of ulcer which came under the writer's care last season was one of lupoid ulcer, of the size and depth of a florin, on the temple, which had resisted every kind of treatment at the hands of specialists and others for over 30 years (exactly 32 years). It was just about healed at the end of 3 weeks (when the patient had to leave) by the use of the water locally and internally. From former experiences the cure would most probably be completed in a fortnight after the patient left; he was lately reported quite cured. See Analyses. If the trunk of a nerve is attacked, pain is felt beyond the affected part, causing neuralgia, sciatica, &c. In chronic metallic poisoning the tendency of the water would be to eliminate the poison and...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647661
  • 9781236647665