A Practical Treatise On Materia Medica And Therapeutics by Roberts Bartholow

A Practical Treatise On Materia Medica And Therapeutics

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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...procuring relief in these cases, but these alkaloids are not more effective than atropia. Hyoscyamus, especially in the form of tincture, is frequently prescribed in irritable states of the bladder due to the presence of stone, enlargement of the prostate, and in catarrh of the bladder arising by transference of irritation from the urethra. It should not be forgotten that liquor potassa?, so much prescribed in a mixture with hyoscyamus, is incompatible. M. Oulmont refers, in terms which may seem to be exaggerated, to the great efficiency of hyoscyamia in the treatment of mercurial tremor, senile tremor, paralysis agitans, locomotor ataxia, and tetanus. In mercurial and senile tremor cures were obtained, but, as might be expected, only amelioration in paralysis agitans, locomotor ataxia, and tetanus. The dose which Oulmont found effective was the one-thirty-second of a grain of hyoscyamia, gradually increased to the one-fifteenth of a grain. The hypnotic quality is much more conspicuous in hyoscyamus than in belladonna or stramonium. In children it has long been known that, when opium is not well borne, hyoscyamus is an efficient substitute. Recent experience in asylum practice has shown that hyoscyamus in large doses is a very valuable hypnotic. According to Dr. Campbell, two and a half drachms of the tincture are equivalent in hypnotic power to thirty grains of chloral hydrate. In order to procure efficient hypnotic effects, from two drachms to an ounce of the tincture is necessary, and this large quantity appears to be free from danger. Extract of hyoscyamus is used in combination with purgatives, with the object--which abundant clinical observation confirms--of rendering their operation more efficient, and, at the same time, less...

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Title:A Practical Treatise On Materia Medica And TherapeuticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.59 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217665160

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