On the Wasting Diseases of Infants and Children

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEustace Smith

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...permitting egress, but forbidding ingress of the air. This is, as-has already been explained, the cause of the collapse so often found after death occupying the posterior and inferior parts of the lung. The thinner the secretion, the smaller the liability to the formation of these plugs, and therefore the less the danger of collapse. When the cough has become quite loose, a little ipecacuanha wine, with a few drops of sal volatile, may be added to the mixture, and oxymel of squill may be substituted for the simple syrup. If the debility is very great, a little wine or a few drops of pale brandy can be given every few hours while the mixture is being taken, but no stimulating expectorants should be prescribed until the secretion is copious. If there is much rattling of mucus in the chest during respiration, a teaspoonful of vinum ipecacuanhe may be given at once, and be repeated every ten minutes until vomiting is produced. An emetic, by its mechanical action, helps to clear the tubes of mucus. When diarrhoea occurs, it must be checked as rapidly as possible, for the exhaustion it induces in a child already enfeebled is extreme. The following rules will be found useful in these cases, and in the acute diarrhoeas of children generally. If the tongue is furred white or yellow, the skin hot, the belly hard, and the motions green and slimy, with much straining and griping pain, give an aperient of rhubarb and soda, or castor oil, followed by a mixture containing magnesia with an aromatic:--R. Magnesise, 3j ', Syrupi zingib., Mucilag. acacise,;';i ",.-;; Aquam carui, ad Jiij. M. 3j ter die. If the tongue is furred white or yellow, skin hot, the belly soft, the motions pale, frothy, and sour-smelling, without straining, give a mixture containing...

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...permitting egress, but forbidding ingress of the air. This is, as-has already been explained, the cause of the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217266525

ISBN - 13:9780217266529

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