The medical formulary by Benjamin EllisThe medical formulary by Benjamin Ellis

The medical formulary

byBenjamin Ellis

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CLASS XVIII. EPISPASTICS. "By the ancients, all the external applications which redden or inflame the skin were called Upispastics, and these were designated according to the several degrees of effect: the slightest, entitled phcenigmoi; the next, sinapismi; the more active, vesicatorii; and the strongest, caustici." At the present day, the term is restricted to those articles which produce a serous discharge beneath the cuticle,--the blister of common language. As a general rule, blisters should remain on the patient six or eight hours, in order to insure their full effect. There are individuals, however, whose skins are so delicate that a shorter application will answer every purpose; in children, it is seldom necessary to leave them on longer than three or four hours. When they are applied to the scalp, twelve hours are almost universally required; and Dr. Chapman directs the hair to be shaved, if possible, some hours before the application is made. The usual dressing, when the blister is taken off, is basilicon ointment, or simple cerate, according to the urgency of the case, or irritability of the system. In order to keep it open, the weak epispastic, or savin ointment, will be found sufficient. In acute diseases, these remedies ought never to precede those means which have a tendency to reduce inflammatory action. It is generally admitted that, otherwise employed, they do harm; although there are individuals of acknowledged experience who say "they can bring the patient to the blistering point at pleasure;" and in pleurisy, and some other acute diseases, apply them soon after a free bleeding. Blisters should be placed as near the affected part as possible. In fevers, they are usually put on the inside of the forearms or legs, back of the neck, or bet...
Title:The medical formularyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217762573

ISBN - 13:9780217762571