Therapeutics of Nervous Diseases; Including Also Their Diagnosis and Pathology

Therapeutics of Nervous Diseases; Including Also Their Diagnosis and Pathology

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...rise to insanity or epilepsy, is as yet undetermined. Clinical Experience.---Ignatia arnara comes so near to being a universal specific for hysteria that one seldom has occasion to resort to any other remedy. Gelsemium, Belladonna, Aururn, Uimicifuga, Nux vorn., Moschus, Sepia, Aconite, Lachesis, Charnornilla, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, Valerian, Platina, Asafcetida, Stranioniuni and many other remedies have proved curative in particular cases. Therapeutic Indications: -These will be found under the several diseases simulated by the disorder, especially convulsions, spinal irritation, paralysis and neuralgia, which see. Auxiliary Treatment-Whatever may be one's opinion as to the essential nature of this disease, no one will deny that in the great majority of cases the mind exercises a controlling influence over it; it follows, therefore, that moral treatment is of paramount importance. Many cases have been cured by one physician which had resisted the treatment of other practitioners equally competent, simply because the former, unlike the latter, had enlisted the patient's exertions in her own behalf. To do this the physician needs, first of all, to acquire the respect and confidence of his patient, after which he has only to direct and his directions will be obeyed; but if, on the other hand, he fails in this regard, either through lack of tact or otherwise, his directions will most likely be ignored, if not entirely reversed. Besides, the co-operation of the patient is all the more necessary in order to successfully overcome the bad habits and banish the hurtful influences which are almost invariably associated with and tend to perpetuate the disease; such as the various forms of dissipation connected with fashionable life, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691693X
  • 9781236916938