Nervous diseases, arising from liver and stomach complaints

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byGeorge Robert Rowe

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... relief, yet who can imagine that animal life, however constituted, requires for its maintenance in a comparative state of health a disease involving such suffering? Let me entreat the reader to view the premature old age, the enfeebled powers of mind and body, induced by repeated paroxysms of gout; its too frequent termination in stiffness of the joints, the accumulation of chalk stones, dropsy, palsy, and apoplexy: the inference must be obvious, that a disease capable of producing such formidable results must be considered in a far different view than as a salutary relief to the system; and therefore requiring all the remedial measures in the power of medicine to afford, rather than to shelter ourselves on its appearance, and direct means only for its local treatment, or the usual approved system of its internal management. The press for years has teemed with admirable and certainly scientific investigations into the origin, causes, and general principles for the treatment of gout; and I believe the conclusion arrived at by all writers is, that it is a local inflammation, induced by a peculiar morbid condition of the constitution. A contrariety of remedies, such as hot and cold applications, stimulating and refrigerating systems of diet, depletion and repletion, opium, and purgatives, have all been adopted and commended, no doubt with occasional temporary relief; but the disease is still undefined. The fact of its existence only is known; and it is, like several others, a reproach on the tablet of our medical discoveries and acquirements. It would appear arrogant in me, after the path has been so ably trodden by many of the most learned men of this and other nations, to intrude my opinion in these cursory remarks; but having witnessed all the formidable ...

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... relief, yet who can imagine that animal life, however constituted, requires for its maintenance in a comparative state of heal...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217518494

ISBN - 13:9780217518499

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