A Text Book of Medical Jurisprudence for India

A Text Book of Medical Jurisprudence for India

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...have been prepared and sold, the chief being: --1. Nativelle's crystallised digitaline, containing digitoxin as its chief constituent. 2. Homolle's amorphous digitaline, containing digitalin as its chief constituent. This is the digitaline of the LP. and old B.P.; and 3. Soluble digitaline, a large proportion of which consists of digitalein. Cases of poisoning by digitalis are rare, and are chiefly due to accidents arising out of the medicinal use of the drug. One celebrated homicidal case is, however, on record, viz., the case of Dr. De la Pommerais, a homoeopathic practitioner, who was tried and convicted in Paris in 1864, of poisoning a woman named Pauw. The case was an insurance murder. Symptoms.--Digitalis acts to a certain extent like an irritant poison, causing, no matter how introduced into the system, nausea, vomiting, and often diarrhoea. Its main action, however, is exerted on the heart: the pulse becomes slow, the heart's action irregular, there is pallor of the surface and tendency to syncope, and finally the heart's action stops, and death occurs. Other symptoms of digitalis poisoning are dilatation of the pupils, disturbances of vision, slowing of the respiration, and suppression of urine. Salivation is often present, and convulsions are occasionally seen. Usually the mind remains clear to the last. Sometimes the administration of a series of medicinal doses of digitalis, is followed by a sudden outbreak of symptoms of poisoning. Digitalis, therefore, is generally stated to be a cumulative poison. Preparations and Dose.--Ordinary medicinal doses of the various preparations of digitalis are--of officinal digitaline, onesixtieth to one-thirtieth of a grain; of the powdered leaves, half a grain to one and a half grains; of the tincture...show more

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