Indigestion; What It Is, What It Leads To And A New Method Of Treating It: what it is, what it…

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byJohn Beadnell Gill

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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. 1880 Excerpt: ... stated that he had got on capitally until about twelve months previously, when he "had taken a lazy fit, and would not learn." Also that he had "begun to throw his eyes K up, and to stutter, and to become a devil of a temper; but he meant to cure him, or else to kill him--he didn't care particularly which." A brief examination convinced me that the case was easy of diagnosis. That it was one of colonic indigestion. I requested the father to leave his son alone with me for a few minutes. I then kindly and gently requested the lad to give me his confidence. He told me that, a year previously, he had discovered his inability to apply himself to his studies; that wind rolled in his stomach, and went up to his head; that he felt shocks running all through him; that his family sometimes laughed at him, sometimes teased him, and sometimes scolded him; that he told falsehoods because he could not bear to be bored; that he would rather poison himself than bear all his vexation much longer; that he wished to die, as he was sure he could not suffer more in the next world than he had endured, of late, in this. I assured him that he might dismiss all fear, as he would, with the employment of a little care, speedily become his former self again. I then sent him away, recalled his father, and explained that the poor lad required both care and gentle and kind treatment. I added that suicide would probably result if matters continued to take their present course. I ordered him a diet of fruit, vegetables, and fish, with plenty of milk, but very little meat; also total abstention from study. I prescribed a blue-pill to be taken at bedtime, followed by a black-draught in the morning; also the interrupted cold showerbath, night and morning. The day after t...

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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. 1880 Excerpt: ... stated that he had got on capitally until about twelve months previously, when he "had taken a lazy fit, and would not learn." ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217489397

ISBN - 13:9780217489393

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