Pathology, Founded on the Natural System of Anatomy and Physiology; A Philosophical Sketch in Which the Natural Classification of Diseases, and the Distinction Between Morbid and Curative Symptoms, Afforded by Pain or Its Absence, Are
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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... to vomit, sharp and burning pains in the hypochondria, sudden and involuntary motio-ns, &c.; sulphur, which is a popular remedy for the itch and other cutaneous eruptions, produces an eruption which closely resembles that of itch; mercury, which is a well known remedy in syphilitic diseases, produces effects so similar to those of syphilis ('?), that it is often doubtful whether the disease is mercurial or syphilitic! &c. &c."" Mercury generally hazards a new disease, into which syphilis passes in a manner not hitherto perhaps quite correctly observed, because its mode of operation is not perfectly understood. Mercury appears to be a poison which the system rejects. It "In aid of this derivative system, they likewise employ another, which bears great affinity to it, and which consists of counter-irritants.--In this, they again follow the example of pure nature, which, left to herself, endeavors to get rid of the dynamic disease by pains which she causes to arise in the distant regions of the body, by metastases and abscesses, by cutaneous eruptions or suppurating ulcers." escapes by the most delicate and feeble surface; and therefore by the gums, or still more easily by any open sore. If the sore is venereal, it apparently carries away that poison, when used cautiously and in small quantity. If used in larger quantity, it continues to pass out by the same sore, carrying always matter along with it, until every particle of the mercury is thrown out and great loss of substance ensues. The sore is then a mercurial one; and that at amuch earlier period than seems to be commonly imagined. Hahnemann observes that, in the ancient school of medicine which is, luckily, also the modern one, the most skilful...
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