This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
Inflammatory redness of the skin.
A dry slough.
Substances which form an eschar or slough when applied to the skin.
Plants that may be eaten for food.
Internal; diseases which result from internal causes.
Medicines which cause a discharge from some part of the body.
The discharge of the faeces, etc.
An increase of feverish symptoms.
The cutting off of any part.
Abrasion of the skin.
A preternatural growth, as a wart or a wen. Exfoliation. - The separation of a dead piece of bone from the living.
The vapours which arise from animal and vegetable bodies.
Discharging matter from the chest.
A flow of liquid from the surface of the skin, etc.
Made by art.
Epilepsy, an affection in which the patient suddenly falls to the ground.
The upper part of the throat.
A Whitlow; a gathering on the end of the finger.
That which contains Iron.
Wind in the intestines.
The perceptible motion communicated to matter or other fluids by pressure or percussion.
A strong offensive smell.
The young of any animal. The child in the womb, after the fourth month.
The application of flannel or sponge wet with warm water, or some medicinal concoction.
Fuel. Substances impregnated with contagion.
Any substance in the living body, which does not constitute a part of it: as a bullet, a piece of iron or glass; stone in the bladder, etc.
A solution of Arsenic introduced into practice by Dr. Fowler.
A mixture of 5 ounces of Sal Ammoniac and 5 ounces of Nitre.
Rubbing, with the hand, a brush, etc.
Perfuming; destroying bad smells by the use of fumes, etc.
The umbilical cord or navel string.
The principle of jelly. The purest variety of gelatine is Isinglass.
The state of pregnancy.
A sensation as of a globe or ball ascending up the body in the throat. Common to hysterical females.
The growth of flesh during the healing of a wound or sore, often popularly called proud flesh.
The Compound Iron Mixture.
Rupture of a blood-vessel. Bleeding.
Paralysis of one side of the body.
A popular name for a species of chicken-pox.
Substances are called so when their parts possess the same properties, and heterogeneous when the parts are of different qualities.
A kind of worms inhabiting the human body.
That part of medicine which regards the preservation of health.
An excess of nutrition.
Medicines which cause sleep. They are also called Narcotics, Anodynes, and Soporifics.
Belonging to the lower region of the abdomen,
A thin, acrid discharge, issuing from wounds, ulcers, etc.
Individual peculiarities, hereditary or acquired.
Primary disease, as opposed to symptomatic.
A term applied to an organ which occupies the interstices of adjoining cells, as the womb, the bladder, etc.
Physicians and their assistants, or the patients who reside in hospitals.
Swelling, of the whole or part of the body.
Restlessness; tossing about.
The upper part of the windpipe.
About the size of a lentil seed.
Profound and continued sleep.
Thread or Silk or Silver Wire, used for tying arteries, etc.
Medicine made up of such a consistence that it may fee licked off a spoon.
Medicines which liquefy the secretions of the body.
Medicines which are supposed to dissolve gravel and stone in the body.
The operation of cutting into the bladder to extract a stone.
The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder.
Dislocation; removal of bones out of their proper situation.
A colourless liquid which circulates through the body.
Minute tubes distributed through the body, which convey the lymph.
Steeping for some time in warm or cold water.
Substances floating in the air capable of producing fevers.
Not properly formed.
Diseases which are frequently fatal.
One who pretends to have a disease, without having it.
Abscess of the breast; milk abscess.
Emaciation; wasting of the body.
That branch of medical science which relates to medicines.