A Practical Treatise On Materia Medica And Therapeutics

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byRoberts Bartholow

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... PAET III. II. TOPICAL REMEDIES. COUNTER-IRRITATION. The Theory of Counter-Irritation.--The application of counterirritation as an expedient of therapeutics has never failed of appreciation, how vague soever have been the notions as to its mode of action, and how much these notions have varied from age to age. Before physiology had obtained the data on which a proper theory could be founded, the dogma of some master was submissively accepted by his followers, until a more specious theory was brought forward to displace it. When the work of Magendie, the pioneer, and of Bichat, the interpreter and clinician, laid the foundations of physiological therapeutics, a true conception of the methodus medendi was dimly foreshadowed. Then the relation of the nervous centers to certain disorders of nutrition--e. g., the myopathies of spinal origin--and the alterations of the structure of nerve-centers induced by pathological states of the peripheral nerves, became established facts, and, in consequence, the influence of counter-irritation began to be rationally interpreted. Already the doctrine of reflexes had been universally established, and now the condition of the vessels as regulated by a system of dilator and constrictor organic muscular fibers, which are influenced by sensory impressions at distant points, has become a wellrecognized fact of physiology. These data given, the principles of counter-irritation are no longer obscure, and no dogma is needed to give them concrete expression. When the skin is irritated, by a mustard-plaster, for example, the superficial vessels of the part dilate, and an increased amount of blood is present in them. For a short distance around the part irritated, also, more or less dilatation of the vessels takes...

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... PAET III. II. TOPICAL REMEDIES. COUNTER-IRRITATION. The Theory of Counter-Irritation.--The application of coun...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:398 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.82 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217154921

ISBN - 13:9780217154925

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