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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...especially of the ribs, has been utilized in medical practice. The marrow itself, finely subdivided and seasoned suitably, has been eaten spread on buttered bread. For the most part the glycerin extract is used, and is so prepared as to be given in the dose of a teaspoonful three times a day. As the red globules of the blood are to a great extent developed from the large cells of the red marrow, it follows that the administration of this material should increase them when deficient. It is especially in ancrmia characterized by deficiency in the red blood-globules that the use of bone marrow is indicated, and the clinical experience coincides with theory, for a remarkable improvement takes place in cases of this kind. The results of its administration are these: the red globules and the haemoglobin are increased, and the white cells are lessened. These good effects are accompanied by a general improvement in body weight and an increase of vital activity in all directions. Toxins and Antitoxins.--Besides those basic compounds known as leucomaines and ptomaines, certain toxic albuminous substances (tor-albumins) are found already formed, or are artificially created. They are now usually called toxi is, because possessed of active toxic properties. Of those formed in the course of the physiological activity of organs are the various snake-poisons, and abrin, from the abmt precatorins, commonly known as " jequircty," and ricin. from the castor-oil bean (Ricimts commtmit). Besides the toxalbumins, or toi-ins, there are also formed principles that protect the organism against the effects of toxins, and are hence known as antitoxins. Toxins are the products of bacterial actions. Among the more familiar are the anthrax protein produced by the...

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...especially of the ribs, has been utilized in medical practice. The marrow itself, finely subdivided and seasone...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:436 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.89 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217665330

ISBN - 13:9780217665339

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