An Essay on the Pathology and Therapeutics of Scarlet Fever

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byCaspar Morris

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... over the body excepting the head. I found her in the morning with pressive headache, dimness of vision, slimy tongue, some ptyalism, the submaxillary glands hard, swollen, and painful to the touch, shooting pains in the throat on swallowing and at others. She had not the slightest thirst, her pulse was quick and small, breathing hurried, and anxious; though she was very pale, she was hot to the touch, yet complained of horripilation over the face and hairy scalp. She sat leaning somewhat forward, in order to avoid the shooting in the abdomen, which she felt most acutely when stretching or bending back the body; she complained of a paralytic stiffness of the limbs, with an air of the most dejected pusillanimity, and shunned all conversation. 'She felt,' she said, 'as if she could only speak in a whisper.' Her look was dull and yet staring, the eyelids inordinately wide open, the face pale, the features sunk. Now I knew only too well that the ordinary favourite remedies, as in many other cases so also in scarlatina, in the most favourable cases, leave everything unchanged: and therefore I resolved, in this case of scarlet fever just in the act of breaking out, not to act as usual in reference to individual symptoms, but, if possible, (in accordance with my new synthetical principle,) to obtain a remedy whose peculiar mode of action was calculated to produce in the healthy body most of the morbid symptoms which I observed combined in this disease. My memory and my written collection of the peculiar effects of some medicines, furnished me with no remedy so capable of producing a counterpart of the symptoms here present, as belladonna. It alone could fulfil most of the indications of this disease, seeing that in its primary action it has,...

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... over the body excepting the head. I found her in the morning with pressive headache, dimness of vision, slimy ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217771556

ISBN - 13:9780217771559

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