On Chronic Alcoholic Intoxication; With An Inquiry Into The Influence Of The Abuse Of Alcohol As A…

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byWilliam Marcet

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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. 1868 Excerpt: ...their having partly or entirely given up the habit of hard drinking. It is consequently necessary in many cases, after putting an end to the habit of drinking to excess, to adopt an active medical treatment. The nature of the diet to be recommended will vary according to circumstances. In general, those suffering from chronic alcoholism have little or no appetite. The first step in such cases is to begin by relieving this symptom, and then recommending a nutritious and easily digestible food, such as broth, sweetbread, carefully roasted meat, provided it be lean, on account of the secretion of bile and pancreatic juice being probably much below their usual standard. Strict attention must be paid to this part of the treatment, as an insufficient and unhealthy kind of food undoubtedly predisposes the body to suffer from the morbid effects of the long-continued habit of indulging to excess in spirituous beverages; and, on the contrary, a healthy and nutritious diet is known to be beneficial. With respect to the use of alcoholic stimulants, if the patient has completely given them up for some time, and entirely lost his taste for liquor, I have been in the habit of recommending about a pint of bitter beer daily, to be taken at meals; but in so doing much care is required, as some patients, who formerly could drink hard without being the worse for it, become liable to be easily affected by alcoholic beverages, even of the mildest description. The reader need hardly be reminded that tea and coffee are excellent substitutes for alcoholic drinks, which they resemble, not only by their stimulating powers, but also by their remarkable property of diminishing the waste of the body, thus effecting an indirect process of nutrition. In certain countries, such as Norway, ...

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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. 1868 Excerpt: ...their having partly or entirely given up the habit of hard drinking. It is consequently necessary in many cases, after putting a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217525415

ISBN - 13:9780217525411

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