A Practical Treatise on the Remittent Fever of Infants; With Remarks on Hydrocephalus Internus or Water in the Brain, and Several Other Diseases and Cases and Observations, Designed to Illustrate the Influence Exerted by a Certain

A Practical Treatise on the Remittent Fever of Infants; With Remarks on Hydrocephalus Internus or Water in the Brain, and Several Other Diseases and Cases and Observations, Designed to Illustrate the Influence Exerted by a Certain

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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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ...after the digestive organs have been tiered by suitable medicines'. 'Sometimes the only evidence of this disease observed in very young children is a Diarrhoea attended with severe pain and emaciation. This may be distinguished from the diarrhoea accompanying dentition by the pain and emaciation; and from inflammation in the bowels or peritoneum, with which it is often confounded, by the body and lower extremities of the child being kept in an extended position. The reason that this position is preferred by the patient appears to be the relief it occasions to the intestines, which, particularly the colon, being torpid are distended with air resulting from the chemical decomposition that is proceeding within them. Touring inflammation, on the contrary the belly and lower extremities are bent inwards, till the knees approach the navel, whereby the inflamed parts suffer the least possible distention. The most effectual remedy for this symptom is Hydrargyri oxymurjas, given in a dose of one fortieth of a grain or more, according to the age of the patient, twice daily. The speedy amendment and final cure, resulting from this mode of treatment, are additional poofs of it's beneficial and peculiar property in removing complaints of the nature, which I have so often explained. For the relief of this diarrhoea the late Dr. Butter employed extract of Hemlock; but there has neither appeared to be any indication for the use of vegetable narcotics, as I have observed before respecting Opium; nor have they been had recourse to by me in the treatment of this disease for several years. This was however a favourite medicine with the Doctor; and probably others have followed his practice from the belief or apprehension of disease existing in the lungs, ...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236598253
  • 9781236598257