Physician and Surgeon; A Professional Medical Journal Volume 8

Physician and Surgeon; A Professional Medical Journal Volume 8

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...a body previously discovered by himself. The artificial substance is found to answer all teste. Strychnine To Prevent Flooding.--It is claimed that strychnine and iron administered for a month before labor, has exerted a remarkable influence in preventing postpartem haemorrhage where severe flooding has occurred in previous labors. Francisceine.--A new alkaloid has just been extracted from the Brazilian manaca root, for which the name " francisceine" has been suggested. The alkaloid has a very powerful and diuretic action, and is also possessed of diaphoretic and emmenagogue properties. Arekane.--This substance resembles nicotine, and has been obtained by E. Bombelon from the "betel nut." It is a colorless, volatile, oily alkaloid, smelling like weak meat boullin, and has a strongly alkaline reaction. It increases the secretion of the salivary glands, retards the pulse, and exercises a purgative action. Calcium Chloride In Enlargements Op Lymphatic Glands.--Dr. Davies says that experience has shown him the great value of this agent in removing the enlargement of lymphatic glands, and especially when of a scrofulous nature. He advises it to he given in small doses three times a day, the dose to be gradually increased and continued for long periods. Iodoform In Diphtheria.--Dr. A. F. Richmond claims that he has cured a very severe case of diphtheria by means of iodoform only. It was applied to the patches on the palate and the fauces (with a camel-hair pencil moistened with mucilage) three times a day. The child also inhaled vapor of iodoform when he suffered from dyspnoea, and was invariably relieved by it. Lotion For Dandruff.--The following is a good remedy for this troublesome condition of the scalp: R. Tincture capsicum 2...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500652
  • 9781236500656