The Practioner's Handbook of Treatment

The Practioner's Handbook of Treatment

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...in any of its forms, but especially the citrate, may be added to this mixture. In cases where there is atonic gout combined with heart disease, or with debility, potash and iron with digitalis are indicated. Pot. Bicarb. gr. x. Fer. Pot. Tart. gr. v. 'l'inct. Digitalis, mx. Inf. Buchu, i. ter in die. to be followed by a good draught of water, and taken half an hour before meals, is a prescription in constant use in my hospital practice. In acute anaemia, with palpitation, digitalis may be given with ammonio-citrate of iron (grs. v.), with or without five grains of carbonate of ammonia. At' other times digitalis may be given with astringent per-salts of iron, the per-chloride, the per-nitrate, or the per-sulphate; the little discoloration which follows forming no valid objection to the combination. In the complex condition of cardiac debility, gastric catarrh, copious eructations of wind, and inactivity of the bowels, so commonly found together in chronic heart disease, digitalis may best be given in pill. Pulv. Digitalis, gr. xxx. Fer. Sulph. Exsic. gr. xv. Pulv. Capsici, gr. xl. Pil. Al. et Myrrh. ii. In pil. lx. div. 1 bis in die, is a favorite form with me, and is a good and yet not cumbrous combination of agents. In coated pills the medicine may be continued for months without the stomach rebelling at the nauseous medicine, which digitalis and iron in mixture really are; in this form it can also be carried about without observation, and does not readily spoil; while in such form the iron does not affect the teeth. A pill can be quietly swallowed twice a day after food without trouble or inconvenience. In cases of advanced dropsy it has been found desirable to apply digitalis externally, as a poultice of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891295
  • 9781236891297