The Practice of Medicine on Thomsonian Principles; Containing a Biographical Sketch of Dr. Thomson with Practical Directions for Administering the Thomsonian Medicines with a Materia Medica Adapted to the Work

The Practice of Medicine on Thomsonian Principles; Containing a Biographical Sketch of Dr. Thomson with Practical Directions for Administering the Thomsonian Medicines with a Materia Medica Adapted to the Work

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...poultices must be applied to the parts to favor suppuration. When a punctured wound is received in the palm of the hand or sole of the foot, for instance, from a nail or pin, the wound should be enlarged a little with the point of a small lancet, bistourie or penknife, and No. 6, or spirits of turpentine poured in; and this repeated several times a day, and a warm stimulating poultice applied, with a view to favor the action of suppuration; or beat the part gently with a piece of wood, or the handle of a knife, with a view to attract blood to the part and to excite adhesive inflammation. Locked jaw rarely or never occurs from such wounds when they discharge matter. "It has been observed," says Dr. Ewell, " that the less inflammation there is in the injured part, the greater will be the liability to tetanus. This circumstance has suggested the propriety of exciting inflammation in the wounded part by means of irritating applications." In almost every instance where locked jaw has been brought on from punctured wounds, as when a nail has penetrated the foot, tke disease has not appeared until after the wound has closed, and the part become free from inflammation. If the patient be dyspeptic, or the general health otherwise deranged, a course of medicine must be given, followed by the free use of composition or capsicum, with a view to keep a determination to the surface. "An equable and comfortable temperature, with a simple diet and rest, are important auxiliaries in preventing this disease after Woutks." Treatment of Locked jaw.--On the first appearance of symptoms which indicate the approach of locked jaw, such as slight spasms in the throat, a sense of stricture and distress at the pit of the stomach, and stiffness...show more

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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554477
  • 9781236554475