This disease is called in Scotland, the Mill-Reek, and is common to all the workers in lead, such as miners, plumbers, makers of white-lead, and grinders of colours. At first, there is uneasiness and weight about the stomach, especially about the pit of it; afterwards there is an intolerable pain in the guts like the colic, with great costiveness. The spittle is sweet, and inclinable to be a little bluish; the pulse a little low; the skin all over cold, and a clammy sweat frequently breaks out; the legs grow feeble with a tingling numbness; the whole body is weak, lazy, and unapt for motion. They lose their appetite, and want digestion. If the patient fall into a looseness in this stage it carries off the disease, unless it continues too long, and the patient drinks drams on an empty stomach; then comes on a fixt pain in the stomach and guts, especially the lower part of the belly, extending from one hip to the other, with a sense of gnawing. The pulse becomes quick, and the skin warm, with a giddiness and a violent pain in the head, suc-ceeded by insensibility and talking idly. The hands and feet tremble and are convulsed. The pulse intermits every third or fourth stroke, and they die sleepy, or in an apoplexy.

The cure must be attempted with a double dose of a vomit; that is, two ounces of emetic wine, or eight grains of emetic tartar, drinking warm water plentifully while it works. If it works upwards and downwards, the patient is in a fair way of recovery. Then give twenty grains of ipecacuanha, with two grains of tartar emetic, and that will compleat the cure. If the double dose does not work at all, another stronger must be given soon after. If it does not purge as well as vomit, give forty grains of tartar, with twenty grains of calomel. The vomits and purges must be repeated at proper intervals, till the uneasiness of the stomach and guts is quite gone. When blood or matter is mixt with the stools, then omit the vomits, till the guts are cured. Then, "Take spring water, eight ounces; "lenitive electary, an ounce and half-, Lucatelli's balsam dis-"soolved in the yolk of an egg, half an ounce; mix them "for a clyster." This being repeated at proper intervals with soft food, will take away this appearance. When the belly is much swelled, emollient fomentations must be applied to the part. Fat broth taken in a morning, is the best preservative against this disease. Likewise in the cure, oil of sweet almonds taken plentifully by the mouth, and oily clysters, are of singular service. When this disease brings on a palsy of the arms, it will be necessary that the patient should be bathed in soft sweet water, and the back-bone should be anointed with an ointment made with hog's lard, expressed oil of nutmegs, oil of rose-mary, and saffron.