A Treatise on the Management of Pregnant and Lying in Women, and the Means of Curing, But More Especially of Preventing the Principal Disorders to Which They Are Liable; Together with Some New Directions Concerning the Delivery of the
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. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ...or preserved, a vegetable diet, and the use of cold acidulated liquors, should be strictly enjoined, such as imperial, orange, or lemonade, &c. the vegetable acidsk are to k From these experiments may be deduced the great utility of acids in all diseases which either proceed from, or are accompanied by, a redundance and depravation of the bile. And this seems to be the cafe with most autumnal fevers, and in general with the epidemics of all hot countries, especially where heat and moisture are conjoined. For the former promotes the generation -nd the latter the putrefaction of the bile. Percival's Experiments on Astringents, p. 155 The difference between the action of mineral and vegetable acids on putrid gall, as evidenced in the preceding trials, is deserving of particular notice. From the ignorance of this distinction, or want of attention to it, I believe the elixir of vitriol is often exhibited, when vinegar, or the sour juices of vegetables, would be much more serviceable. For though it is the common property of all acids to correct the putrid acrimony, yet the power ofsweetening it seems to be peculiar to those of the vegetable class. And as they are mildly aperient, at the fame time they will not only neutralise the septic colluvies, which to be preferred to the mineral, they not only correct, but sweeten, the putrid bile, and are mildly aperient, and above all, we must remember to keep the alvine tube open. Every method recommended in the preceding chapter as preventive of this disorder, should now be enforced in a higher degree, in order to its cure; particularly the patient should have clean linen which in some diseases lodges in the stomach and flexure of the duodenum, but will also tend to evacuate...
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