A Practice of Physic; Comprising Most of the Diseases Not Treated in "Diseases of Females," and "Diseases of Children."

A Practice of Physic; Comprising Most of the Diseases Not Treated in "Diseases of Females," and "Diseases of Children."

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...of this the throat shopld be gargled the first thing in the morning, and the last at mg t. Sncr. III.-Cvnancnn Tnacnrzams, oa'Cnour. 1338. It is not essential to our purpose to inquire whether this disease was known to the ancients, or is one of comparatively modern origin. It is now sufliciently ascertained, that it IS one of too common occurrence in this as well as many other countries; and also that it is one of too frequent danger.. 1339. This complaint is almost altogether confined to the period of childhood, and is most frequent in infancy, or before the fifth or sixth year. It is afiirmed, particularly by Cullen, that this disease rarely attacks infants till they are weaned; and that there is no instance of its occurring in children above twelve years of age. As a general rule this may be correct; but our experience has furnished us with a number of exceptions. We have seen it in its most formidable shape, in children at the breast; and we have witnessed death from it in the adult. 1340. Children of a florid complexion, and enjoying high health, and especially those inclined to be fat before two years, are more obnoxious to it than those of an opposite temperament. It is a disease of more frequent occurrence in some situations than in others; and those which are near waters of great extent are more obnoxious to it than children in inland situations; in a word, where a cold and moist air unite; and especially when it suddenly alternates with a dry warm air. 1341. Nothing perhaps can be more satisfactorily proved, than the agency of cold, moist air, in the production of this complaint, especially in the spring and fall. So much so indeed is this the case in certain situations, that the mothers of children who are disposed to this...show more

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  • English
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