Therapeutics and Materia Medica Volume 1

Therapeutics and Materia Medica Volume 1

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...bear such treatment, and it may not often be productive of serious injury, but its necessity is so far from being demonstrated, that there is rather ground for believing that it only postpones injuriously the use of really curative means. It has been clearly shown by Dr. Boling, that cases originally violent almost invariably die while preparing for the quinine, and those of moderate severity become worse under this preparation.2 Nor is the existence of a topical inflammation or congestion a contraindication to this treatment. Now that it is certain that large doses of quinia are directly sedative in their action, we can in part explain why, under their influence, the local symptoms of the attack, instead of being aggravated, are actually mitigated. But we must also remember, what has before been insisted upon, that the local disturbances are subordinate to the miasmatic poisoning, and that they subside in proportion as it is counteracted, or its cause is eliminated. At the same time it would be uncandid not to admit that when no contraindication exists, the moderate use of evacuant remedies (emeto-cathartics) renders the operation of quinia more certain, and in a less dose than would otherwise be required. In regard to the proper time for the administration of the medicine, the remission is to be preferred, and from twelve to sixteen grains should be given in one, two, or three doses, with an hour's interval between them. But if the paroxysm has already commenced, and the symptoms are very urgent, as in the congestive forms of the disease, no time should be lost in prescribing the antidote in double the quantities just named, and at shorter or longer intervals, according to the duration of the remission. After control more

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  • English
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  • 9781236572844