On The Antidotal Treatment Of The Epidemic Cholera by John ParkinOn The Antidotal Treatment Of The Epidemic Cholera by John Parkin

On The Antidotal Treatment Of The Epidemic Cholera

byJohn Parkin

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. RESULT OF THE TREATMENT. It was in 1831, on the first irruption of the Epidemic Cholera in London, that the different forms of carbon were proposed by me, as remedies in this disease, in a printed paper that was presented to the General Board of Health, through the late Sir David Barry. A copy was subsequently forwarded to the different local Boards, and to many practitioners in those towns in which the disease appeared. It is of importance therefore to ascertain what evidence has been collected respecting the efficacy of these agents during this long interval. And, first, with respect to the ordinary form of carbon, or charcoal. In the narrative of the Cholera, published in the Lancet, we find this observation, in the chapter on the treatment. "An exceedingly simple remedy was used; and it is said, with unprecedented success, on board the ships belonging to the United States. A common bottle cork was burnt, and the powdered coal given in a little milk or water. The third dose, at most, was sufficient to allay the urgent symptoms; and we are assured, that it has, more than once, saved patients almost in the agony of death." Again: by a letter from M. Moreau de Jonnes, inserted in the same journal, we learn that Dr. Gavardan, of Arras, had administered a tablespoonful of wood charcoal, in an opiated enema, during the prevalence of the Cholera in the Pas de Calais. In twelve cases, of which he gives the details, the cure was complete and immediate. In several others, he omitted the opium with the same success. Subsequently to this, we received accounts of the success which an eccentric and unknown individual had met with in Canada, by the employment of the same remedy. It appeared, from the particulars then given, that he prepared the carbon in the...
Title:On The Antidotal Treatment Of The Epidemic CholeraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217377912

ISBN - 13:9780217377911