Therapeutics of the Day; In a Series of Letters

Therapeutics of the Day; In a Series of Letters

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...stamped. Listen to Arnold: --" In choosing the remedy, it is of consequence to pay attention to each symptom, though it appear uncertain, or insignificant, or incomprehensible to the physiologist, as, from it, often the proper choice of the remedy depends. Thus, mix vomica has the peculiarity, that many symptoms, which are produced by it, occur on waking in the morning, or increase in intensity about that time; that many of them develop themselves chiefly after dinner, some whilst moving in the open air; and that several are in N creased by mental exertion. These valuable characteristics for the choice of the remedy cannot at present be physiologically explained; the aggravation, on touching, however, is thereby interpreted, that this drug, in consequence of its especial action upon the spinal marrow, increases the susceptibility of the nervous system to external impressions which affect the skin; this constitutes one of the essential effects of this remedy. The practitioner, who is often safely guided in the choice of the remedy by symptoms which have not been explained physiologically, should, therefore, not reject the physiological analysis of disease and of the remedial effects (but he must adhere, whilst doing so, to the objective, real symptomatic picture); on the other side, it is very disadvantageous if physiological physicians arc so proud of their science, that they reject pure empirical indications." And, further on, Arnold continues: " The physician who, in order to cure, would only avail himself of that experience which has been physiologically cleared up and explained, would lose many valuable facts. I will quote you a few examples out of my practice. "The first was a prosopalgia, which, after careful investigation, corresponded...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656482
  • 9781236656483