Materia Medica And Therapeutics Volume 6

Paperback | January 17, 2013

byCharles Douglas Fergusson Phillips

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...a teaspoonful every two hours, or about the equivalent of 7£ grains daily (for children); and though he admits that this occasionally produces intermittence, he does not think that symptom of itself dangerous. Certainly, there is no kind of justification for the statement of Stille, that the favorable opinions respecting digitalis in inflammations are totally unsupported by direct evidence. To quote one more affirmative authority, I may mention the strong testimony of M. Rory-Sancerotte,1 who, in thirty-five carefully observed cases in pneumonia, found that digitalis reduced the fever and kept down the graver symptoms, while intolerance of the drug was very rare. He remarks that the antiphlogistic operation is less rapid than that of leeches, but more durable, and nearly the same with all patients. Digitalis has been applied, in some instances, with remarkably good effect, as a remedy for local inflammations. In orchitis, it was employed with very good results by Dr. Besnier, who was led to its use through having seen M. Debout apply it with success in cases of hydrocele. Besnier kept the patients at rest, and in a recumbent posture, with the scro tum conveniently raised, and constantly enveloped within compresses soaked in a very strong infusion of digitalis leaves, either warm or cold, according as the one or the other was found most comfortable. A covering of oil-silk was kept over all, to maintain continual moisture. In concluding my remarks on digitalis in inflammation, it may be observed that one of the great questions still requiring to be answered is, whether the beneficial effects of the drug can be produced without nauseating and depressing the patient. Alison6 asserted that the latter result could not be avoided, if 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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...a teaspoonful every two hours, or about the equivalent of 7£ grains daily (for children); and though he admits ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 17, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217435440

ISBN - 13:9780217435444

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