The Student's Manual of Venereal Diseases

The Student's Manual of Venereal Diseases

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...of the scaly eruptions on the skin, F. (36). The Green Iodide, from the readiness with which it decomposes, often fails to produce any effect, and is apt to cause griping and purging. It may be used to replace the other forms of mercury, F. (49, 53). In Germany a preparation of mercury with sarsaparilla and aromatics, called Zittmann's Decoction, is much used. In the mercurial vapour bath, F. (1), an atmosphere of steam and mercuric vapour is produced, which deposits on the skin a thin coating of mercury. It may he taken every night until the gums swell--after this, twice or thrice weekly. Salivation is not often induced by this mode of introducing mercury. Mercury may be injected beneath the skin, F. (61), but this mode is only to be recommended when other means fail, or where it is necessary to obtain the influence of mercury as quickly as possible. Inunction.--A scruple of mercurial ointment should be rubbed every night into some part of the body. The parts adapted for rubbing are the axillae, the sides of the arms, the thighs, and the flanks. Before commencing the inunction, the skin should be well cleansed. In the morning a'warm bath of soap and water should be used before dressing. Mercurial friction excites in some persons an erythematous eruption. Iodine and its Compounds.--Iodine often fails to cure per se, but in conjunction with mercury or other medicines it is the most valuable remedy we have for the late sequelae of syphilis. It is of value also in the early stages, through its property of dissolving mercury that has been absorbed into the tissues and become inert. Therapeutic Effect.--Iodine is chiefly beneficial at the late stages of the disease. It is appropriate for gummy swellings of the cellular tissue, for rupia, for...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236533692