Diphtheria, As It Prevailed In The United States From 1860 To 1866; Preceded By An Historical…

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byCharles Neidhard

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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.1867 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. MY OWN EXPERIENCE IN DIPHTHERIA. General Remarks. Before I proceed to a historical account of my treatment of diphtheria, and my experience with different remedies, I would like to make a few remarks about the employment of specifics in diseases whose symptoms are as concrete-and uniform as those of diphtheria. Almost all writers, in speaking of the treatment of diphtheria, refer to certain remedies as having been useful for certain symptoms or for certain groups of symptoms during the progress of the disease. Thus, Mercur. iodatus, Mercur. solub., and Cantharides, have been considered the most available in that species of diphtheria that chiefly affects the throat; Nux vomica has been recommended for the gastric complication; Belladonna for the accompanying scarlet rash; Nitric Acid in the most malignant variety and in hemorrhages; while for the croupy form of the disease Bromine and Kali bichromicum (generally in the lower triturations and dilutions) have been considered especially applicable. According to my conception of the nature of the disease, the peculiar miasma that constitutes it cannot be essentially changed by attacking different organs, although constitutional idiosyncrasies may modify the poison. Taking this view of the disease, the best remedy and antidote to the diphtheritic miasma will be the one that meets best the "totality of symptoms" as they manifest themselves in brain, throat and other organs,--taking particular care that the brain symptoms of the remedy are similar to the brain symptoms of the disease. The other plan pursued by some physicians--selecting different remedies as the disease attacks different organs--must, if the foregoing views are correct, be attended with great danger to the patient; for when diphtheri...

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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.1867 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. MY OWN EXPERIENCE IN DIPHTHERIA. General Remarks. Before I proceed to a historical account of my treatment of diph...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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