What to do in cases of poisoning

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byWilliam Murrell

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... pine, a hypodermic injection of morphia, or of physostigma would be justifiable. Atropia antagonises physostigma, but the exact value of physostigma in poisoning by atropia has yet to be determined. BELLADONNA AND ACONITE. Symptoms.--See Acon1te and BellaDonna. Treatment.--1. Stomach-pump or Emetic of mustard (a table spoonful of the powder in water), or of sulphate of zinc (a scruple in water), or of ipecacuanha wine (two tablespoonfuls in water), or a hypodermic injection of apomorphia. 2. Stimulants freely, brandy, spirits of chloroform, and sal volatile. If not retained, dilute and inject into rectum. 3. Warmth to extremities by hot towels, or hot water bottles. Friction with the warm hand. Mustard leaf, or mustard poultice, over the heart. 4. Keep the patient in the recumbent position. 5. Nitrite of amyl. Give inhalations of nitrite of amyl. 6. Artificial respiration to be maintained for two hours if necessary. BELLADONNA AND OPIUM. How taken.--Suicide; liniment by mistake. Symptoms.--Will depend on relative proportion of drugs taken. As they are to some extent antagonistic, symptoms may be slight. Said that gr. fo atropia will antagonise gr. i. morphia. Probably more danger from the opium than the belladonna, especially in children. Treatment.--I. Stomach-pump or Emetic of mustard (a table-spoonful of the powder in water), or of sulphate of zinc (a scruple in water), or of ipecacuanha wine, (two tablespoonfuls in water). Apomorphia (5 minims of the 1 in 5o solution hypodermically) may be used as an emetic. 2. Coffee. An enema of a pint of hot strong coffee. 3. The patient should be kept awake. Flicking with a wet towel, and mustard to the calves of the legs and over the region of the heart, will be useful. Alternate hot and cold douche over head and...

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... pine, a hypodermic injection of morphia, or of physostigma would be justifiable. Atropia antagonises physostigma, but the exac...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217421237

ISBN - 13:9780217421232

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