St. Louis Medical Reporter Volume 1, Nos. 12-24

St. Louis Medical Reporter Volume 1, Nos. 12-24

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... purveyor of milk relative to the troubles he experienced from fermentive and putrescent causes, the experiment with sugar-cane juice naturally came to mind. For many reasons, some of which will be obvious to your readers, uncombined sulphurous acid would, in the case of milk, have been ineligible. Sulphite of lime was first used, but with indifferent success. Sulphite of soda has answered perfectly. Necessarily winter is not s0 favorable a time as summer for establishing a crucial test. In the opinion, however, of the milk purveyor, ' ularly who has tried the experiment, the results are conclusive. Judging from previous and collateral experience, I am induced to believe that one teaspoonful of saturated aqueous solution of sulphite of soda added to every gallon of milk will preserve the latter from change, for many weeks at least, in the hottest days of summer. My medical brethren need not be reminded that sulphite of soda in the proportions noted is quite harmless, and indeed imperceptible. It-is not new to therapeutics as a valuable agent in pyrosis and certain forms of dyspepsia, though in these cases I find the sulphite of lime to present advantages. Collaterally I may state my belief that the sulphites of soda and of lime are amongst the best, if not the very best, of all disinfectants. I would suggest their use in the cattle disease, not merely as external disinfectants, but therapeutically administered to afiected _ animals.---Lancet and B1-aithwaithe's Retrospect. THE CHOLERA MIST. Mr. Glashier writes to the Times: --" During the prevalence of the epidemic of cholera in the year 1854, my attention was directed to the general and particular atmospheric conditions which prevailed during the visitation. Among them I...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236795601
  • 9781236795601