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The Complete Herbalist | by Dr. O. Phelps Brown



The people their own physicians, describing the nature's remedies; Great curative properties found in the herbal kingdom. A new and plain system of hygienic principles, together with comprehensive essays on sexual philosophy, marriage, divorce, etc.

TitleThe Complete Herbalist
AuthorDr. O. Phelps Brown
PublisherDr. O. Phelps Brown
Year1878
Copyright1878, Dr. O. Phelps Brown
AmazonThe Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies

THE COMPLETE HERBALIST;

or, the

PEOPLE THEIR OWN PHYSICIANS,

describing the

NATURE'S REMEDIES;

GREAT CURATIVE PROPERTIES FOUND IN THE

HERBAL KINGDOM.

A NEW AND PLAIN SYSTEM OF HYGIENIC PRINCIPLES,

TOGETHER WITH COMPREHENSIVE ESSAYS ON

SEXUAL PHILOSOPHY, MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, & ECT.

 

BY DR. O. PHELPS BROWN.

 

Price, two dollars.

 

PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR,

Jersey City, N. J.

1878

 

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872 , by

DR. O. PHELPS BROWN,

In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

-A Brief History Of Medicine
In presenting this work on Crude Organic Remedies -- the Constituents of Plants, and their Officinal Preparations -- I do not propose to run a tilt against any ...
-A Brief History Of Medicine. Part 2
After the Arabians, from the twelfth to the fifteenth century, the practice of medicine was chiefly confined to the hands of the priests, who, being men of ...
-The Herbal World
  In the foregoing pages we have seen that from the earliest period in the history of the human race to the present time, the administration of the juices and ...
-The Herbal World. Part 2
I ascertained by experiment what was before a preconceived idea, that plants afforded the best agents to antagonize the force of disease, and to re-establish ...
-The Herbal World. Part 3
Dependent upon the causes I have already named, the plants, also, may lose their medicinal virtues; while much will be owing to the season of the year when ...
-The Herbal World. Part 4
I repeat, from what has been seen it is evident that all herbs perhaps possess some property suitable for medical purposes. These virtues may be found in the ...
-The Herbal World. Part 5
Plants sometimes distil or secrete medicinal or nutritive fluids, which are contained in convenient receptacles. Such plants invariably grow far from the ...
-Floral Clock:
Between 3 and 4 A.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bind-weed of the hedgerows. At 5 A.M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
-Epitome Of Botany
That the reader may more intelligently understand the description of the medicinal plants in this book, the author has deemed it prudent to preface the part of ...
-Anatomy Of A Plant: The Root
The root of a plant is that portion which is usually found in the earth, the stem and leaves being in the air. The point of union is called the collar or neck ...
-Anatomy Of A Plant: The Stem
The stem is that portion of the plant which grows in an opposite direction from the root, seeking the light, and exposing itself to the air. All flowering ...
-Anatomy Of A Plant: The Leaf
The leaf is commonly raised on an unexpanded part or stalk which is called the petiole, while the expanded portion is termed the lamina, limb or blade. When ...
-Anatomy Of A Plant: The Flower
The flower assumes an endless variety of forms, and we shall assume in the dissection merely the typical form of it. The organs of a flower are of two sorts, ...
-Anatomy Of A Plant: The Fruit
The principal kinds may be briefly stated as follows: A follicle is the name given to such fruit as borne by the larkspur or milkweed. A legume or pod is the ...
-Anatomy Of A Plant: The Seed
The seed, like the ovule of which it is the fertilized and matured state, consists of a nucleus, usually enclosed within two integuments. The outer integument ...
-Medicinal Properties And Preparations
  Every herb employed in the cure of diseases, whether in its natural state or after having undergone various preparations, belongs to the Herbal Materia ...
-Anodynes Are Medicines Which Relieve Pain.
ANTHELMINTICS are medicines which have the power of destroying or expelling worms from the intestinal canal. ANTISCORBUTICS are medicines which prevent or cure ...
-Emetics Are Those Medicines Which Produce Vomiting.
EMMENAGOGUES are medicines which promote the menstrual discharge. EMOLLIENTS are those remedies which, when applied to the solids of the body, render them soft ...
-Pharmaceutic Preparations
ACETA or VINEGARS are medicinal preparations where vinegar is used as the dissolving agent. Aethera Or Ethers Are Ethereal Tinctures. AQUAE or WATERS consist ...
-Weights And Measures
That no error may occur, I will here append the weights and measures employed in pharmacy, together with the symbols designating each quantity. It is necessary ...
-Acacia Vera
COMMON NAMES. Gum Arabic, Egyptian Thorn. MEDICINAL PART. The concrete juice or gum. Description. -- Vera is a small tree or shrub, but sometimes attains the ...
-Adder'S Tongue (Erytheronum Americanum)
COMMON NAMES. Cockleburr or Sticklewort. MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and leaves. Description. -- Agrimony has a reddish, tapering, not creeping root, with brown ...
-Alder (Prinos Verticillatus)
COMMON NAME. Winterberry. MEDICINAL PARTS. The bark and berries. Description. -- This is an indigenous shrub of irregular growth, with a stem six or eight ...
-Ale Hoof (Nepeta Glechoma)
COMMON NAMES. -- Gill-go-by-the-ground, Ground Ivy, Cat's-Foot, Turnhoof, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This plant is a perennial gray, ...
-All-Heal (Prunella Vulgaris)
COMMON NAMES. Hercules Wound Wort, Panay, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This shrub sometimes attains the height of five feet, but is usually ...
-Almonds (Amygdalus Communis)
AMYGDALA AMARA, Bitter Almonds; AMYGDALA DULCIS, Sweet Almonds. MEDICINAL PART. The kernels. Description. -- The almond tree is from ten to eighteen feet high, ...
-Alnus Rubra (Tag Alder)
COMMON NAMES. Common Alder, Smooth Alder. MEDICINAL PART. The bark. Description. -- This is a well-known shrub, growing in clumps, and forming thickets on the ...
-Amaranth (Amaranthus Hypochondriases)
COMMON NAMES. Prince's Feather, Red Cock's Comb, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is an annual herb, with a stout upright stem, from ...
-Anemone (Anemone Nemorosa)
COMMON NAME. Wind Flower. MEDICINAL PARTS. Root, herb, and seed. Description. -- This is a delicate and pretty plant, with a creeping root, simple erect stem, ...
-Angelica (Angelica Atropurpurea)
COMMON NAME. Masterwort. MEDICINAL PART. Root, herb, and seed. Description. -- This plant is five or six feet high. The root has a purple color; leaves ...
-Anise (Pimpinella Anisum)
COMMON NAME. Aniseed. MEDICINAL PART. The fruit. Description. -- Anise has a perennial, spindle-shaped, woody root, and a smooth erect, branched stem, about ...
-Aloes (Aloe Spicata)
MEDICINAL PART. The inspissated juice of the leaves. Description. -- The spiked aloe is an inhabitant of the southern parts of Africa, growing in sandy soil.
-Asarabacca (Asarum Europaeum)
COMMON NAMES. Hazlewort, or Wild Nard. MEDICINAL PARTS. Root and leaves. Description. -- The stem of this plant is very short, simple round and herbaceous, ...
-Aya-Pana (Aya-Pana Eupatorium)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The whole plant. Description. -- While traveling in Paraguay, South America, some years ago, I became acquainted with a species of Eupatorium ...
-Balm (Melissa Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- Balm is a perennial herb, with upright, branching, four-sided stems, from ten to twnty inches high. The leaves are ...
-Balmony (Chelone Glarra)
COMMON NAMES. Snake head, Turtle bloom, Saltyrheum weed. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is a perennial, smooth, herbaceous plant, with ...
-Barberry (Berberis Vulgaris)
MEDICINAL PART. Bark and berries. Description. -- Barberry is an erect, deciduous shrub, from three to eight feet high, with leaves of an obovate-oval form, ...
-Bayberry (Myrica Cerifera)
COMMON NAME. Wax Myrtle. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- This shrub is branching and partially evergreen, and varies in height from two ...
-Bearberry (Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi)
COMMON NAME. The upland Cranberry. MEDICINAL PART. The Leaves. Description. -- Bearberry is a small, perennial, shrub, having a long fibrous root. The stems ...
-Bears Bed (Polytrichium Juniperum)
COMMON NAMES. Hair-cap Moss, Robin's Rye, Ground Moss. MEDICINAL PART. The whole plant. Description. -- This is an indigenous plant, having a perennial stem, ...
-Bead Tree (Melia Azedarach)
COMMON NAME. Pride of China. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- This is an elegant tree, which attains the height of thirty or forty feet, ...
-Belladonna (Atropa Belladonna)
COMMON NAMES. Deadly Night-shade, Dwale, Black Cherry, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This perennial herb has a thick, fleshy, creeping root, ...
-Beth-Root (Trillium Pendulum)
COMMON NAMES. Wake Robin, Indian Balm, Ground Lily, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is an herbaceous, perennial plant, having an oblong ...
-Birds' Nest (Monotropa Uniflora)
COMMON NAMES. Ice Plant, Fit Plant, Ova-ova, Indian Pipe. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a dark-colored, fibrous, perennial root, ...
-Bitter Root (Apocynum Androsaemifolium)
COMMON NAMES. Dog's-bane, Milk-weed, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is a smooth, elegant plant, five or six feet high, with a large ...
-Bitter-Sweet (Amara Dulcis, Solanum Dulcamara)
COMMON NAMES. Mortal, Woody Nightshade, Falon Wort, etc. MEDICINAL PART. Bark of root and twigs. Description. -- Bitter-Sweet is a woody vine, with a shrubby ...
-Blue Flag (Iris Versicolor)
MEDICINAL PART. The rhizome. Description. Blue Flag is an indigenous plant, with a fleshy, fibrous rhizome. The stem is two or three feet in height, round on ...
-Blue Vervain (Verbena Hastata)
COMMON NAMES. Wild Hyssop, Simpler's Joy. MEDICINAL PART. The root and herb. Description. -- Vervain is an erect, tall, elegant, and perennial plant, with a ...
-Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga Racemosa)
COMMON NAMES. Rattleroot, Squaw Root, Black Snake Root. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant is a tall, leafy perennial herb, with a large ...
-Blazing Star (Liatris Squarrosa)
COMMON NAMES. Gay Feather, Devil's Bit, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- There are three varieties of this plant used in medicine. The above is ...
-Boneset (Eupatorium Perfolliatum)
COMMON NAME. Thoroughwort. MEDICINAL PARTS. The tops and leaves. Description. -- Boneset is an indigenous perennial herb, with a horizontal crooked root, the ...
-Black Root (Leftandeia Virginica)
COMMON NAMES. Culver's Physic, Tall Speedwell. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- It is perennial, with a simple, straight, smooth, herbaceous stem, ...
-Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis)
COMMON NAME. Red Puccoon. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- Bloodroot is a smooth, herbaceous, perennial plant, with a fibrous root, which when cut or ...
-Box (Buxus Sempervirens)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- Box is a small, dense-leaved, hard-wood evergreen tree. The leaves are ovate, deep shining green, becoming red in ...
-Buchu (Barosma Crenata)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This plant has a slender, smooth, upright, perennial stem, between two and three feet high. The leaves are ...
-Burning Bush (Euonymus Atropurpureus)
COMMON NAMES. Wahoo, Spindle Tree, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- Wahoo is a small shrub or bush, with smooth branches, and from ...
-Butter Weed (Erigeron Canadense)
COMMON NAMES. Colt's Tail, Pride Weed, Horse Weed, Canada Flea-Bane. MEDICINAL PART. The whole plant. Description. -- This is an indigenous, annual herb, with ...
-Cahinca (Chiococca Racemosa)
COMMON NAME. Snow Berry. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- This is a climbing shrub, with a round branched root, and a stem from eight to ...
-Calico Bush (Kalmia Latifolia)
COMMON NAMES. Sheep Laurel, Spoonwood, Mountain Laurel, Lambkill. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description.--This handsome plant is a shrub from four to eight ...
-Cancer Root (Orobanche Virginiana)
COMMON NAME. Beech Drops. MEDICINAL PART. The plant. Description. -- This is a parasitic plant, with a smooth, leafless stem from a foot to a foot and a half ...
-Cannabis Indica
COMMON NAME. Indian Hemp. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is an herbaceus annual, growing about three feet high, with an erect, branched, ...
-Cassia Marilandica
COMMON NAMEES. American Senna, Wild Senna. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is a perennial herb, growing from four to six feet high, with ...
-Catechu (Acacia Catechu)
COMMON NAMES. Cutch, Gambir, Terra Japonica. MEDICINAL PART. Extract of the wood. Description.--Catechu is a small-sized tree from fifteen to twenty feet high.
-Cedron (Simara Cedron)
MEDICINAL PART. The seed. Description. -- Simaba is a small tree, with an erect stem about half a foot in diameter, branching luxuriantly at the top. Leaves ...
-Celandine (Chelidonium Majus)
COMMON NAME. Tetter Wort. MEDICINAL PARTS. Herb and root. Description. -- This plant is an evergreen perennial, with a stem from one to two feet in height, ...
-Centaury (Sabbatia Angularis)
COMMON NAME. Rose Pink. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This plant has a yellow fibrous, biennial root, with an erect, smooth, quadrangular stem, ...
-Century Plant (Agave Americana)
COMMON NAME. South American Agave. MEDICINAL PART. The inspissated juice. Description. -- This plant, which is also sometimes called the Century Plant, from ...
-Chamomile (Anthemis Nobilis)
MEDICINAL PART. The Flowers. Description. -- This is a perennial herb, with a strong fibrous root. The stems in a wild state are prostrate, but in gardens ...
-Cherry Laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is a small evergreen shrub or tree with smooth branches. Leaves with short petioles, oval-oblong, serrate, ...
-Chickweed (Stellaria Media)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This plant is an annual or biennial weed, from six to fifteen inches in length, with a prostrate, brittle, and leafy ...
-Cinchona
COMMON NAMES. Peruvian Bark, Jesuits' Bark. MEDICINAL PART. The bark. Description. -- The bark is obtained from the Cinchona Calisaya, Cinchona Condaminea, ...
-Cinque-Foil (Potentilla Canadensis)
COMMON NAME. Five-Finger. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. This perennial plant has a procumbent stem from two to eighteen inches in length. The leaves ...
-Cleavers (Galium Aparine)
COMMON NAMES. Goose Grass, Catchweed, Bed-Straw. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- It is an annual succulent plant, with a weak, procumbent, ...
-Coca (Erithroxylon Coca)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- I first became acquainted with this most remarkable plant many years ago, while traveling in Bolivia, South America, ...
-Colocynth (Cucumis Colocynthis)
COMMON NAME. Bitter Cucumber. MEDICINAL PART. The fruit divested of its rind. Description. -- Colocynth is an annual plant, with a whitish root, and prostrate, ...
-Colt'S Foot (Tussilago Farfara)
COMMON NAMES. Cough Wort, Foal's Foot, Horse Hoof, and Bull's Foot. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- Colt's foot has a long, perennial, creeping, ...
-Columbo (Cocculus Palmatus)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- Columbo, so important in the present practice of medicine, is a climbing plant, with a perennial sort which is quite ...
-Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- Comfrey has an oblong, fleshy, perennial root, black on the outside and whitish within, containing a glutinous or ...
-Cundurango (Equatoria Garciana)
MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the vine. Description. -- Cundurango, or Condor Vine, a name derived from two words, cundur and angu, whose marvellous medicinal ...
-Oopaiba (Copaifera Officinalis)
COMMON NAME. Balsam of Copaiba. MEDICINAL PART. The oleo-resinous juice. Description. -- Copaiba is a tall and handsome tree, with many small, crooked ...
-Cranberry (High). -- (Viburnum Opulus)
MEDICINAL PART. The bark. Description. -- It is a nearly smooth and upright shrub, or small tree, usually from five to twelve feet in height, with several ...
-Cranesbill (Geranium Maculatum)
COMMON NAMES. Dove's Foot, Crow Foot, Alum Root, Spotted Geranium, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a perennial, horizontal, ...
-Crawley (Corallorhiza Odontorhiza)
COMMON NAMES. Dragon's Claw, Coral root, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is a singular, leafless plant, with coral-like root-stocks. The ...
-Crowfoot (Ranunculus Bulbosus)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The cormus and herb. Description. -- This plant is not to be confounded with the Geranium maculatum, which is also called Crowfoot. The ...
-Cubebs (Piper Cubeba)
MEDICINAL PART. The berries. Description. -- This is a perennial plant, with a climbing stem, round branches, about as thick as a goose-quill, ash-colored, ...
-Daisy (Leucanthemum Vulgare)
COMMON NAMES. Ox-eye Daisy, White Weed. MEDICINAL PARTS. The leaves and flowers. Description. -- This is a perennial herb, having an erect, branching, and ...
-Dandelion (Leontodon Taraxacum)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- Dandelion is a perennial, top-shaped herb, having a very milky root. The leaves are all radical, shining green in ...
-Devil'S Bit (Helonias Diocia)
COMMON NAMES. False Unicorn Root, Drooping Star Wort, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is an herbaceous perennial plant, with a large ...
-Dock (Rumex Crispus)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- There are four varieties of Dock which may be used in medicine: the Rumex Aquaticus (Great Water Dock); and the R.
-Dogwood (Cornus Florida)
COMMON NAMES. Boxwood, flowering cornel, Green ozier. MEDICINAL PART. The bark. Description. -- Dogwood is a small indigenous tree from twelve to thirty feet ...
-Dragon Root (Arum Triphyllum)
COMMON NAMES. Wake Robin, Indian Turnip, Jack in the Pulpit, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The cormus or root. Description. -- This plant has a round, flattened, ...
-Elder (Sambucus Canadensis)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The flowers and berries. Description. -- This is a common, well-known native American plant, from five to twelve feet high, with a shrubby ...
-Elecampane (Inula Helenium)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a thick, top-shaped, aromatic, and perennial root, with a thick, leafy, round, solid stem, from four ...
-Ergot (Secale Cornitum)
COMMON NAMES. Spurred or Smut Rye. MEDICINAL PART. The degenerated seeds. Description. -- Ergot is the name given to the fungoid, degenerated seeds of the ...
-Eye-Bright (Euphrasia Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is an elegant little annual plant, with a square, downy, leafy stem, from one to five inches in height. The ...
-Ferns (Filices)
ROYAL FLOWERING FERN. Osmunda Regalis. COMMON NAME. Buckhorn Brake. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This Fern has a hard, scaly, tuberous root, ...
-Female Fern (Polypodium Vulgare)
COMMON NAMES. Rock Polypod, Brake Root, Common Polypody. MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and tops. Description. -- This perennial has a creeping, irregular, brown ...
-Male Fern (Aspidium Filix Mas)
MEDICINAL PART. The rhizome. Description. -- Male Fern has a large, perennial, tufted, scaly rhizome, sending forth yearly several leaves, three or four feet ...
-Feverfew (Pyrethrum Parthenium)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- Feverfew is a perennial herbaceous plant, with a tapering root, and an erect, round, and leafy stem about two feet ...
-Figwort (Scrophularia Nodosa)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The leaves and root. Description. -- Figwort has a perennial, whitish, and fibrous root, with a leafy, erect, smooth stem from two to four ...
-Fireweed (Erecthites Hieractifolics)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and herb. Description. -- This plant has an annual, herbaceous, thick, fleshy, branching, and roughish stem, from one to five feet ...
-Frost-Weed (Helianthemum Canadense)
COMMON NAMES. Rock Rose, Frost Plant, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- Rock Rose is a perennial herb, with a simple, ascending downy stem, about ...
-Fumitory (Fumaria Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- Fumitory is an annual, glaucous plant, with a sub-erect, much branched, spreading, leafy and angular stem, growing ...
-Gambir Plant (Uncaria Gambir)
MEDICINAL PART. Extract of the leaves and young shoots. Description. -- Gambir is a stout climbing shrub with round branches. Leaves ovate, lanceolate, acute, ...
-Gelsemin (Gelseminum Sempervirens)
COMMON NAMES. Yellow Jessamine, Woodbine, Wild Jessamine. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a twining, smooth, glabrous stem, with ...
-Gentian (Gentiana Lutea)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a long, thick, cylindrical, wrinkled, ringed, forked, perennial root, brown externally, and yellow ...
-Gillenia (Gillenia Trifoliata)
COMMON NAME. Indian Physic. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- Gillenia is an indigenous, perennial herb, with an irregular, brownish, ...
-Gossypium Herbaceum
COMMON NAME. Cotton. MEDICINAL PART. The inner bark of the root. Description. -- Cotton is a biennial or triennial herb, with a fusiform root, with a round ...
-Globe Flower (Cephalanthus Occidentalis)
COMMON NAMES. Button Busy, Pond Dogwood, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is a handsome shrub, growing from six to twelve or more feet high, ...
-Golden Seal (Hydrastis Canadensis)
COMMON NAMES. Yellow Puccoon, Ground Raspberry, Turmeris Root, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This indigenous plant has a perennial root or ...
-Gold Thread (Coptis Trifolia)
COMMON NAME. Mouth-root. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a small, creeping, perennial root, of a bright yellow color; the stems are ...
-Guaiac (Guaiacum Officinale)
COMMON NAME. Lignum Vitae. MEDICINAL PARTS. The wood and resin. Description. -- This is a tree of slow growth, attaining a height of from thirty to forty feet; ...
-Hazel (Witch) (Hamamelis Verginica)
COMMON NAMES. Winterbloom, Snapping-hazelnut, Spotted Alder. MEDICINAL PARTS. The bark and leaves. Description. -- This indigenous shrub consists of several ...
-Hellebore (American) (Veratrum Viride)
COMMON NAMES. Swamp Hellebore, Indian Poke, Itch-weed. MEDICINAL PART. The rhizome. Description. -- This plant has a perennial, thick, and fleshy rhizome, ...
-Henbane (Hyoscyamus Niger)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The leaves and seeds. Description. -- Henbane is a biennial plant. It has a long, thick, spindle-shaped, corrugated root, which is of a brown ...
-Hoarhound (Marrubium Vulgare)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This well-known herb has a fibrous, perennial root and numerous annual, bushy stems, leafy, and branching from the ...
-Hound'S Tongue (Cynoglossum Officinale)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The leaves and root. Description. -- This biennial plant has an erect stem one or two feet high. The leaves are hoary, with soft down on both ...
-Hops (Humulus Lupulus)
MEDICINAL PART. The strobiles or cones. Description. -- This well-known twining plant has a perennial root, with many annual angular stems. The leaves are ...
-House-Leek (Sempervivum Tectorum)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- House-leek has a fibrous root, with several tufts of oblong, acute, extremely succulent leaves. The stem from the ...
-Hyssop (Hyssopus Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The tops and leaves. Description. -- Hyssop is a perennial herb, with square stems, woody at the base, and a foot or two in height, with rod- ...
-Iberis Amara
COMMON NAME. Bitter Candy Tuft. Description and History. -- Iceland Moss is a perennial, foliaceous plant from two to four inches high; a native of Britain ...
-Iron Weed (Vernonia Fasaciculata)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is an indigenous, perennial, coarse, purplish-green weed, with a stem from three to ten feet high. The leaves ...
-Ivy (American) (Ampelopsis Quinquefolia)
COMMON NAMES. Woodbine, Virginia Creeper, Five Leaves, False Grape, Wild wood-vine. MEDICINAL PARTS. The bark and twigs. Description. -- This is a woody vine, ...
-Jalap (Ipomoea Jalapa)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- Jalap has a fleshy, tuberous root, with numerous roundish tubercles. It has several stems, which are smooth, ...
-Jamestown Weed (Datura Stramonium)
COMMON NAMES. Thorn-Apple, Stinkweed, Apple-peru, etc. MEDICINAL PARTS. The leaves and seeds. Description.--This plant is a bushy, smooth, fetid, annual plant, ...
-Juniper (Juniperus Communis)
MEDICINAL PART. The berries. Description. -- This is a small evergreen shrub, never attaining the height of a tree, with many very close branches. The leaves ...
-Kino (Pterocarpus Marsupium)
MEDICINAL PART. Concrete juice. Description. -- Kino is a leafy tree, with the outer coat of the bark brown, and the inner red, fibrous, and astringent.
-Kidney Liver-Leaf (Hepatica Americana)
MEDICINAL PART. The plant. Description. -- This is a perennial plant, the root of which consists of numerous strong fibres. The leaves are all radical, on ...
-Kousso (Brayera Anthelmintica)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is a tree, growing about twenty feet high, with round rusty branches. The leaves are crowded, alternate; ...
-Ladies' Slipper (Cypripedium Pubescens)
COMMON NAMES. American Valerian, Umbel, Nerve-root, Yellow-Moccasin flowers, Noah's Ark. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This indigenous plant has a ...
-Larch (Abies Larix)
MEDICINAL PART. Resinous exudation. Description. -- Larch is a very lofty and graceful tree, with widespreading branches. The buds are alternate, perennial, ...
-Large Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia Corollata)
COMMON NAMES. Blooming Spurge, Milk-weed, Bowman's Root, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- This is a perennial plant with a round, ...
-Larkspur (Delphinum Consolida)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and seeds. Description. -- Larkspur is an annual herb, with a simple slender root, a leafy stem, from a foot and a half to two feet ...
-Lavender (Lavandula Vera And Lavandula Spica)
MEDICINAL PART. The flowers. Description. -- Lavandula Vera is a small shrub from one to two feet high, but sometimes attaining six feet. The leaves are ...
-Lever Wood (Astrya Virginica)
COMMON NAMES. Iron-wood, Hop-hornbeam. MEDICINAL PART. The inner wood. Description. -- This small tree of from twenty-five to thirty feet in height is ...
-Life-Root (Senecio Aureus)
COMMON NAMES. Squaw-weed, Ragwort, False Valerian, Golden Senecio, and Female Regulator. MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and herb. Description. -- Life-root has an ...
-Lily (Meadow) (Lilium Candidum)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- The thick stem of this plant is from three to four feet high, and arises from a perennial bulb or root. Leaves ...
-Lion'S Foot (Nabulus Albus)
COMMON NAMES. White Lettuce, Rattle-snake Root. MEDICINAL PART. The plant. Description. -- This indigenous perennial herb has a smooth stem, stout and ...
-Lobelia (Lobelia Inflata)
COMMON NAMES. Indian Tobacco, Wild Tobacco. MEDICINAL PARTS. The leaves and seeds. Description. -- Lobelia is an annual or biennial indigenous plant, with a ...
-Lousewort (Gerardia Pedicularia)
COMMON NAMES. Fever-weed, American Foxglove, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- The stem of this plant is bushy, tall, two or three feet in height.
-Lungwort (Pulmonaria Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This rough plant has a stem about one foot high. The radical leaves ovate, cordate; cauline one, ovate and sessile.
-Madder (Rubia Tinctorum)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a perennial, long, cylindrical root, about the thickness of a quill, and deep reddish-brown. It has ...
-Mad-Dog Weed (Alisma Plantago)
COMMON NAME. Water Plantain. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This perennial herb has all radical, oval, oblong, or lanceolate leaves from four to ...
-Maidenhair (Adiantum Pedatum)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This is a most delicate and graceful fern, growing from twelve to fifteen inches high, with a slender, polished ...
-Magnolia (Magnolia Glauca)
COMMON NAMES. White Bay, Beaver-tree, Sweet Magnolia, Swamp Sassafras, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The bark. Description. -- This tree varies in height from six to ...
-Mallow (Common) (Malva Sylvestris)
COMMON NAME. High-mallow. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This plant is a perennial, and has a round stem two or three feet high, and a tapering, ...
-Mandrake (Podophyllum Peltatum)
COMMON NAMES. May-Apple, Wild Lemon, Raccoon-berry, Wild Mandrake. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant, which is illustrated by a cut, is an ...
-Matico (Piper Angustifolium)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is a tall shrub, presenting a singular appearance from its pointed stem and branches. The leaves are harsh, ...
-Mechameck (Convolvulus Panduratus)
COMMON NAMES. Wild Jalap, Man-in-the-Earth, Man-in-the-Ground, Wild Potato. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This has a perennial, very large ...
-Meadow Saffron (Colchicum Autumnale)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The cormus and seeds. Description.--The cormus of this plant is large, ovate, and fleshy. The leaves are dark-green, very smooth, obtuse, ...
-Monkshood (Aconitum Napellus)
COMMON NAME. Wolf's bane. MEDICINAL PARTS. Leaves and root. Description. -- This plant has a small napiform root, and simple, straight, erect stems, about ...
-Moss (Corsican), (Fucus Helminthicorton)
MEDICINAL PART. The whole plant. Description. -- This marine plant has a cartilaginous, tufted, entangled frond, with branches marked indistinctly with ...
-Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The tops and leaves. Description. -- This perennial plant has stems from two to five feet in height. The leaves are opposite, dark-green, ...
-Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The leaves and flowers. Description. -- This biennial plant has a straight, tall, stout, woolly, simple stem. The leaves are alternate, ...
-Myrrh (Balsamodendron Myrrha)
MEDICINAL PART. The resinous exudation. Description. -- This plant has a shrubby, arborescent stem, spinescent branchs, a very pale gray bark, and yellowish- ...
-Narrow Leaf Virginia Thyme (Pycanthemum Virginicum)
COMMON NAME. Prairie Hyssop. MEDICINAL PART. The plant. Description. -- This pubescent plant has a simple stem, growing from one to two feet high. The leaves ...
-Nettle (Urtica Dioca)
COMMON NAME. Great Stinging Nettle. MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and leaves. Description. -- This is a perennial, herbaceous, dull-green plant, armed with small ...
-Net Leaf Plantain (Goodyera Pubescens)
COMMON NAMES. Scrofula-weed, Adder's Violet, Rattle-snake Leaf, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- The scape or stem of this plant is from eight ...
-Nightshade (Garden) (Solanum Nigrum)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is a fetid, narcotic, bushy herb, with a fibrous root, and an erect, branching, thornless stem, one or two ...
-Norway Pine (Abies Excelsa)
MEDICINAL PART. The concrete juice. Description. -- This is a large tree, often having a diameter exceeding four feet, and attaining an altitude of one ...
-Nux Vomica (Strychnos Nux Vomica)
MEDICINAL PART. The seeds. Description. -- This is a moderate-sized tree, with a short and pretty thick trunk. The wood is white, hard, and bitter. The leaves ...
-Oak -- White, Red, And Black (Quercus Alba, Rubra, And Tinctoria)
MEDICINAL PART. The bark. Description. -- These forest-trees vary in size, according to the climate and soil. In diameter they are from three to six feet; in ...
-Old Man'S Beard (Chionanthus Virginica)
COMMON NAMES. Fringe Tree, Poison Ash. MEDICINAL PART. Bark of the root. Description. -- This is a shrub or small tree, growing from eight to twenty-five feet ...
-Old Field Balsam (Gnaphalium Polycephalum)
COMMON NAMES. Indian Posy, Sweet-scented Life Everlasting, White Balsam, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This indigenous herbaceous annual has ...
-Opium (Papaver Somniferum)
COMMON NAME. Poppy. MEDICINAL PART. Concrete juice of unripe capsule. Description. -- An annual herb, with an erect, round, green, smooth stem, from two to ...
-Papoose Root (Caulophyllum Thalictroides)
COMMON NAMES. Blue Cohosh, Squaw Root, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is a smooth, glaucous plant, purple when young, with a high, round ...
-Pareira Brava (Cissampelos Paretra)
COMMON NAMES. Velvet Leaf, Ice Vine. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant is a shrub, with a round woody root and smooth stems. Leaves ...
-Parsley (Petroselinum Sativum)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This biennial plant has a fleshy, spindle-shaped root, and an erect, smooth, branching stem. The radical leaves are ...
-Partridge Berry (Mitchella Repens)
COMMON NAMES. One Berry, Checkerberry, Winter Clover, Deerberry, Squaw-vine, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The vine. Description. -- This indigenous evergreen herb has ...
-Pennyroyal (Hedeoma Pulegioides)
COMMON NAMES. Tickweed, Squawmint, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This is an indigenous annual plant, with a fibrous, yellowish root, and an ...
-Peony (Paeonia Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- Peony has many thick, long-spreading, perennial roots, running deep into the ground, with an erect, herbaceous, ...
-Peruvian Balsam (Myrospermum Peruiferum)
MEDICINAL PART. The balsamic exudation. Description. -- The tree from which this is procured is large, with a thick, straight, smooth trunk, and a coarse, ...
-Pinkroot (Spigelia Marilandica)
COMMON NAMES. Carolina Pink or Worm Grass. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This herbaceous, indigenous plant has a perennial, very fibrous, yellow ...
-Pipsissewa (Chimphila Umbellata)
COMMON NAMES. Wintergreen, Prince's Pine, Ground Holly, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The whole plant. Description. -- This is a small evergeen, nearly herbaceous, ...
-Pleurisy Root (Asclepias Tuberosa)
COMMON NAMES. Butterfly-weed, Wind-root, Tuber-root. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a perennial, large, fleshy, white, fusiform root, ...
-Poke (Phytolacca Decandra)
COMMON NAMES. Pigeon-berry, Garget, Scoke, Coakum, etc. MEDICINAL PARTS. The root, leaves, and berries. Description. -- This indigenous plant has a perennial ...
-Pomegranate (Punica Granatum)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The rind of the fruit, and bark of the root. Description. -- This is a small tree or shrub. The leaves are opposite, entire, smooth, and two ...
-Prickly Ash (Xanthoxylum Fraxineum)
COMMON NAMES. Yellow-wood, Toothache-bush, etc. MEDICINAL PARTS. The bark and berries. Description. -- This indigenous shrub has a stem ten or twelve feet ...
-Privet (Ligustrum Vulgare)
COMMON NAMES. Privy, Prim, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This is a smooth shrub, growing five or six feet high. The leaves are dark-green, ...
-Quassia (Picraenia Excelsa)
COMMON NAMES. Bitter-wood, Bitter-ash. MEDICINAL PART. The wood. Description. -- This is a tree growing from fifty to one hundred feet high, with an erect ...
-Queen Of The Meadow (Eupatorium Purpureum)
COMMON NAMES. Gravel-root, Joe-pie, Trumpet-weed. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is a herbaceous plant, with a perennial, woody root, with ...
-Ragged Cup (Silphium Perfoliatum)
COMMON NAME. Indian Cup-plant. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a perennial, horizontal, pitted rhizome, and a large smooth herbaceous ...
-Rattle Bush (Baptisia Tinctoria)
COMMON NAMES. Wild Indigo, Horsefly Weed. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root and leaves. Description. -- The blackish and wood root of this perennial plant ...
-Red Raspberry (Rubus Strigosus)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The bark of the root, and leaves. Description. -- This is a shrubby, strongly hispid plant, about four feet high. Leaves, pinnate; leaflets, ...
-Red Root (Ceanothus Americanus)
COMMON NAMES. New Jersey Tea, Wild Snow-ball. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- The root of this plant has a large root with a red or ...
-Rhatany (Krameria Triandria)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- The root of this plant is horizontal, very long, with a thick bark. The stem is round and procumbent, branches two ...
-Rheumatism Root (Jeffersonia Diphylla)
COMMON NAMES. Twin-leaf, Ground-Squirrel Pea. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant is perennial, and has a horizontal rhizoma or fleshy root, ...
-Rhubary (Rheum Palmatum)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- The scientific world happens to be in much argument as to the exact plant or plants from which Rhubarb is produced.
-Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PART. The tops. Description. -- Rosemary is an erect, perennial, evergreen shrub, two to four feet high, with numerous branches of an ash color, and ...
-Pyrola (Round-Leaved) (Pyrola Rotundifolia)
COMMON NAMES. False Wintergreen, Shin-leaf, Canker-Lettuce, Pear-leaf Wintergreen, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- This is a low, perennial, ...
-Saffron (Dyers) (Carthamus Tinctorius)
COMMON NAMES. Safflower, Bastard Saffron. MEDICINAL PART. The flowers. Description. -- This annual plant has a smooth, striate stem, from one to two feet high, ...
-Sage (Salvia Officinalis)
COMMON NAME. Garden Sage. MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- Sage is a plant with a pubescent stem, erect branches, hoary with down, leafy at the ...
-St. Ignatius' Bean (Ignatius Amara)
Description. -- The Ignatius Amara is a branching tree with long, taper, smooth, scrambling branches. The leaves are veiny, smooth, and a span long. The ...
-St. John'S Wort (Hypericum Performatum)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The tops and flowers. Description. -- This is a beautiful shrub, and is a great ornament to our meadows. It has a hard and woody root, which ...
-Sanicle (Sanicula Marilandica)
COMMON NAME. Black-snake Root. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- Sanicle is an indigenous, perennial herb, with a smooth, furrowed stem, from one to ...
-Sarsaparilla (Smilax Officinalis)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- The stem of this plant is twining, angular, and prickly, the young shoots being unarmed. The leaves are ovate-oblong, ...
-Sassafras (Laurus Sassafras)
MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- This is a small tree, varying in height from ten to forty feet. The bark is rough and grayish, that of ...
-Savory (Summer) (Satureja Hortensis)
MEDICINAL PART. The leaves. Description. -- This annual plant has a branching, bushy stem, about eighteen inches in height, woody at the base, frequently ...
-Scull-Cap (Scutellaria Lateriflora)
COMMON NAMES. Blue scull-Cap, Side-Flowering Scull-Cap, Mad-Dogweed, and Hood-wort. MEDICINAL PART. The whole plant. Description. -- Scull-cap has a small, ...
-Seneka (Polygala Senega)
COMMON NAME. Seneca Snake-Root. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This indigenous plant has a perennial, firm, hard, branching root, with a thick bark, ...
-Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus Foetidus)
COMMON NAMES. Skunk-weed, Pole-cat weed, Meadow Cabbage. MEDICINAL PARTS. The roots and seeds. Description. -- This plant has been a troublesome one for ...
-Soap-Wort (Saponaria Officinalis)
COMMON NAME. Bouncing Bet. MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and leaves. Description. -- This is a stout perennial, herbaceous plant, with a stem from one to two feet ...
-Solomon'S Seal (Convallaria Multiflora)
MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- The stem of this plant is smooth from one to four feet high, and growing from a perennial root. The leaves are ...
-Sorrel (Wood) (Oxalis Acetosella)
MEDICINAL PART. The whole herb. Description. -- This is a small perennial herb, with a creeping and scaly-toothed root-stock. The leaves are numerous, radical ...
-Squirting Cucumber (Momordica Elaterium)
MEDICINAL PART. The feculence of the juice of the fruit. Description. -- This hispid and glaucous plant has several stems growing from the same root. The ...
-Star-Grass (Aletris Farinosa)
COMMON NAMES. Colic-root, Ague-root, Crow-corn, Unicorn root, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a perennial root, with radical ...
-Stillingia (Stillingia Sylvatica)
COMMON NAMES. Queen's Root, Queen's Delight, Yawroot, and Silver-leaf. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This perennial herb has a glabrous, somewhat ...
-Stoneroot (Collinsonia Canadensis)
COMMON NAMES. Hardhack, Horseweed, Heal-all, Richweed, Oxbalm, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The plant. Description. -- This plant has a knobby root, and a four-sided ...
-Sumach (Rhus Glabrum)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The bark and fruit. Description. -- Sumach is a shrub, from six to fifteen feet high, consisting of many straggling branches, covered with a ...
-Swamp Beggars' Tick (Bidens Connata)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The root and seeds. Description. -- This herb has a smooth stem, from one to three feet high. The leaves are lanceolate, opposite, serrate, ...
-Sweet Gum (Liquidamear Styraciflua)
MEDICINAL PART. The concrete juice. Description. -- The Sweet Gum tree grows to the height of from fifty to sixty feet. Its bark is gray and deeply furrowed, ...
-Tacamahac (Populus Balsamifera)
COMMON NAME. Balsam Poplar. MEDICINAL PART. The buds. Description. -- This tree, also called Tacamahac Poplar, attains the height of from fifty to seventy ...
-Tansy (Tanacetum Vulgare)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- Tansy has a perennial creeping root, and an erect herbaceous stem, one to three feet high. The leaves are smoothish, ...
-Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)
MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- Thyme is a small undershrub, with numerous erect stems, procumbent at base, and from six to ten inches in height.
-Tolu (Myrospermum Toluiferum)
MEDICINAL PART. The balsamic exudation. Description. -- A full botanical description of this tree has not yet been given, but it is supposed that it is ...
-Turkey Corn (Corydalis Formosa)
COMMON NAMES. Wild Turkey-pea, Stagger-weed, Choice Dielytra. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This indigenous perennial plant has a tuberous root, ...
-Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis)
COMMON NAME. Great Wild Valerian. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is a large herb, with a perennial, tuberous, fetid root, most aromatic when ...
-Vanilla (Vanilla Aromatica)
MEDICINAL PART. The fruit or pods. Description. -- Vanilla Aromatica is a shrubby, climbing, aerial parasite, growing in the clefts of rocks, or attaching ...
-Wafer-Ash (Ptelea Trifoliata)
COMMON NAMES. Wing-seed, Shrubby Trefoil, Swamp Dogwood, etc. MEDICINAL PART. The bark of the root. Description. -- This is a shrub from six to eight feet in ...
-Walnut (White), (Juglans Cinerea)
COMMON NAMES. Butternut, Oil Nut, etc. MEDICINAL PARTS. Inner bark of the root, and leaves. Description. -- This indigenous tree attains a height of from ...
-Water Pepper (Polygonum Punctatum)
COMMON NAME. Smartweed. MEDICINAL PART. The whole herb. Description. -- This is an annual plant, with a smooth stem, branched, often decumbent at the base, of ...
-Wormseed (Chenopodium Anthelminticum)
COMMON NAME. Jerusalem Oak. MEDICINAL PART. The seeds. Description. -- This plant has a perennial branched root, with an erect, herbaceous stem, from one to ...
-Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium)
MEDICINAL PARTS. The tops and leaves. Description. -- This is a perennial plant, with a woody root, branched at the crown, and having numerous fibres below.
-Yam (Wild), (Dioscorea Villosa)
COMMON NAME. Colic root. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This is a delicate twining vine, with a perennial root. From this root proceeds a smooth, ...
-Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium)
COMMON NAMES. Milfoil, Thousand Seal, Nose-bleed. MEDICINAL PART. The herb. Description. -- Yarrow, also called Thousand Seal, is from ten to twenty inches ...
-Yellow Parilla (Menispermum Canadense)
COMMON NAMES. Vine-maple, Moonseed. MEDICINAL PART. The root. Description. -- This plant has a perennial, horizontal, very long woody root, of a beautiful ...
-Plants, Their Collection And Preservation
A Physician who would cure diseases, or seek to assist Nature to throw off all morbid accumulations from the body, should have a single eye to the perfection, ...
-Mechanical Articles
The following articles, so necessary in many instances, will be sent, prepaid by mail, securely packed from observation. We offer them to our patrons because ...
-Mechanical Articles. Part 2
Hard Rubber Syringe The above syringe is very durable, being made of hard rubber. By inserting the appropriate tubes (furnished with it), it can be used as a ...
-Food And Drinks
MAN is an omnivorous creature, partaking of the nature both of the carnivorous and herbiverous animal. Hence, it is reasonable to suppose that man should ...
-Clothing
Clothing must be adapted to the climate in which a person lives. Warm or heavy clothing is rendered imperative in a northern climate, while the lightest and ...
-Sleep
Sleep is as much a necessity to the existence of all animal organizations as light, air, or any other element incident to their maintenance and healthful ...
-Bathing
Were all to follow the natural laws of their organization in respect to eating, drinking, clothing, exercise, and temperature, an occasional bath or washing ...
-Exercise. Physical And Mental Development
Everything tends to prove that man was destined to lead a life of bodily action. His formation--his physical structure generally, and that of his joints ...
-Exercise. Physical And Mental Development. Part 2
Walking, running, leaping, hopping, dancing, rowing boats, etc., are physiologically adapted to strengthen the whole muscular system. Even boxing and fencing ...
-Air And Sunshine
As air may be said to be the very pabulum of life, it is highly essential that it should be pure, -- inasmuch as any deterioration of it never fails to render ...
-Old Age, Or Longevity
The true philosophy of life is to live and enjoy -- to use and not abuse the essentials to human longevity and happiness. As we read in Holy Writ, in the ...
-Life, Health, And Disease
What is life? In general terms life may be said to be a subtle emanation of Deity -- a principle that pervades all the works of creation, whether organic or ...
-Regulating The Passions
It has been truly said that we may religiously observe all the laws of hygiene in relation to air, light, drink, food, temperature, exercise, clothing, sleep, ...
-Things For The Sick-Room
BARLEY WATER. -- Pearl barley, two ounces; boiling water, two quarts. Boil to one quart and strain. If desirable, a little lemon-juice and sugar may be added.
-Things For The Sick-Room. Part 2
BEEF LIQUID. -- When the stomach is very weak, take fresh lean beef, cut it into strips, and place the strips into a bottle, with a little salt. Place into a ...
-Things For The Sick-Room. Part 3
NUTRITIVE FLUIDS. -- Below will be found directions for preparing three nutritious fluids, which are of great value in all diseases, either acute or chronic, ...
-How To Assist The Doctor
The Sick-Room If there is a choice of rooms, the patient's welfare demands that he should be placed in the one affording to a greater degree light, pure air, ...
-Nurses And Nursing
Next to the physician, the nurse has responsibilities that must be faithfully discharged, as the life of the patient is not alone dependent upon the skill of ...
-Nurses And Nursing. Part 2
Then there is the fussy nurse, and there are many of this sort. Her zeal to benefit the patient is so great, that she sadly overdoes it: she bustles in and out ...
-Part II: Diseases
  The great difficulty of treating disease, by those who are not physicians, is the liability to mistake the character of the affection, being unable through ...
-Miasmatic Fevers
These, as signified by name, owe their origin to, or are caused by, a peculiar principle to which the name of malaria or miasm has been given. Of the chemical ...
-Intermittent Fever
This is commonly called Fever and Ague, or Chills and Fever. As the name implies, the fever is not constant, as in the continual fevers, but intermits, so that ...
-Remittent Fever
This is commonly called Bilious Fever. It is a disease whose attack is generally sudden and well marked, without prominent premonitory symptoms, if any, at all ...
-Yellow-Fever
The first symptoms of this fever seem identical with remittent, often well marked by periodicity, but finally reaction occurs, and it assumes a typhoid ...
-Typhus Fever
This is also called Hospital, Jail, Camp, Putrid, and Ship Fever. It is usually preceded by lassitude, debility, and loss of appetite, and ushered in by rigors ...
-Eruptive Or Exanthematous Fevers
These are all characterized by fever and the usual constitutional disturbances, together with an eruption or exanthem distinguishing each variety. They owe ...
-Typhoid Fever
This is a very insidious disease, its commencement being scarcely perceptible. The patient has a sense of indisposition, but is unable to describe his ...
-Diphtheria
Diphtheria is scarcely more than a modification of scarlet fever. The patient first complains of lassitude, headache, loss of appetite, has rigors and chills, ...
-Small-Pox (Variola)
The symptoms are divided into four periods. The period of invasion occupies about three days, and is marked by languor, lassitude, restlessness, stretching, ...
-Chicken Pox (Varicella)
This is a very mild eruptive disease, characterized by a slight fever of short duration, and followed by vesicles which desquamate about the fifth or sixth day.
-Measles (Rubeola).
This is an acute inflammation of the entire skin, of an infectious and contagious nature. It is ushered in with chills, followed by heat, drowsiness, pain in ...
-Scarlet Fever (Scarlatina).
Also a contagious disease. The eruption is in the shape of pimples of a scarlet hue, displayed in patches over the whole surface. The fever is usually more ...
-Nettle Rash
This commences with fever, lasting two or three days; then itching pimples, diversified in shape, appear, which go off during the day and come again at night.
-Erysipelas
This disease commences with languor, aching or soreness of the limbs, chilliness, alternating with flushes of heat. The pulse is quick, skin hot, tongue foul, ...
-Rose Rash (Roseola)
This is an eruptive disease of little importance. The febrile symptoms are slight, more or less attended with gastric derangement, which continues two or three ...
-Erythema
The eruption of this disease is of superficial redness, generally in irregular patches, slightly elevated, and attended with heat, tingling, and sometimes ...
-Glanders
This may be contracted from the horse, and is a very malignant disease. It is characterized by a purulent and sometimes bloody discharge from the nose, a ...
-Dandy Fever (Dengue)
This disease occasionally prevails as an epidemic in the southern seacost towns. There is pain, stiffness of the neck, back, and loins, and swelling of the ...
-Purpura
This affection is characterized by a greater or lesser number of livid spots on the skin, from extravasated blood. In simple cases the effusion is confined to ...
-Anatomy Of The Organs Of Digestion
Mouth. -- The mouth is separated from the nose by the hard and soft palate, and communicates. It is bounded in front by the lips, and its sides by the cheeks.
-Diseases Of The Digestive Organs: Stomatitis
This is characterized by inflammation of the mouth. It may involve the whole membrane, or be confined to isolated portions. The first prominent symptom is a ...
-Glossitis
This is inflammation of the substance of the tongue, involving its muscular structure. It usually commences with a throbbing pain in the tongue, followed soon ...
-Quinsy (Tonsillitis)
This consists of inflammation of the tonsils, which may in many cases extend to the adjacent tissues. It usually commences with a slight chill, followed by ...
-Pharyngitis
This is characterized either by acute, sub-acute, or chronic inflammation of the pharynx. There is slight pain upon pressure, or in the act of swallowing. It ...
-Parotitis (Mumps)
Mumps is an inflammatory affection of the salivary glands, especially the parotids. It generally commences with slight fever, stiffness of the jaws, and a ...
-Oesophagitis
This is an inflammation of the oesophagus, or that portion of the alimentary canal which conveys the food from the pharynx to the stomach. Heat and pain, ...
-Inflammation Of The Stomach Gastritis)
This usually commences in the acute form with violent vomiting and a burning pain in the region of the stomach. Swallowing becomes difficult, thirst is intense, ...
-Cancer Of The Stomach
The early symptoms of cancer of the stomach are usually similar to chronic gastritis. The appetite is impaired, and frequent nausea and vomiting supervene. The ...
-Heart-Burn (Gastralgia)
Two forms of heart-burn are commonly observed: one, attended by acid eructations, causing irritation of the throat and fauces; and in the other, the ejections ...
-Gastralgia, Or Gastrodynia
This consists of a sense of pain, stricture, or contraction, occurring in paroxysms. The stomach feels as if rolled into a ball, or drawn towards the back. It ...
-Spasm Of The Stomach
This consists of a sense of contraction, pain, or stricture, occurring in paroxysms. The stomach feels as if rolled into a ball, or drawn towards the back. It ...
-Water-Brash (Pyrosis)
This also occurs generally in paroxysms. The pain is intense, and of a burning character. An eructation of a thin, insipid, watery liquid occurs, and, when ...
-Dyspepsia, Or Indigestion
This is one of the most common affections in the whole catalogue of diseases. Scarcely a human being lives that has not or will not be a victim to this ...
-Anatomy Of The Liver
The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body; its office is to secrete bile. It is oblong and oval in shape, and occupies the position on the right ...
-Diseases Of The Liver: Hepatitis
Inflammation may be confined to its outside covering, or involve the entire substance of the liver. It usually makes its appearance with sympathetic fever, ...
-Chronic Hepatitis
Chronic inflammation of the liver usually involves the entire organ, and may be the result of the acute form, although it exists independently of it. It is a ...
-Cirrhosis
The result of chronic inflammation of the areolar tissue of the entire organ is often induration or cirrhosis of the liver. The tissues become so firm, and ...
-Gall-Stones
These concretions are generally oval or pear-shaped, and formed in the gall-bladder or hepatic ducts. They vary in size, from that of a small pea to a fowl's ...
-Jaundice (Icterus)
The most prominent symptoms are yellowness of the skin, eyes, and urine, owing to the deposit of the coloring matter of the bile in the blood. The appetite is ...
-Anatomy Of The Spleen
The organ occupying the right of the following cut, is the spleen. It is a soft vascular organ of a purplish color. It is not a true gland, as it has no duct.
-Splenitis
The functions of the spleen have formerly been the cause of much controversy, nor are they better understood at the present day; but the organ is evidently ...
-Diseases Of The Pancreas
The pancreas is rarely the seat of disease. The symptoms of its morbid conditions are usually obscure. It may be affected by inflammation, passive or acute. In ...
-Diseases Of The Bowels
The intestinal tube is very seldom affected throughout its whole extent, but inflammation may involve any portion of it at one time. If the duodenum is ...
-Dysentery (Colitis)
This is also known as bloody flux, and consists of an inflammation of the membrane of the colon and rectum, and characterized by small mucous or bloody ...
-Diarrhoea
This common disorder is characterized by frequent and urgent demands to evacuate the bowels. It is usually preceded by a sense of indigestion, fulness of ...
-Constipation
By this is understood a collection of excrementitious matters in some part of the intestinal tube. It is marked by unfrequency of stool, and by the recurrence ...
-Intestinal Worms
Every animal seems to be a nest for other animals, and man is no exception to the rule. There are five varieties of intestinal worms, all more or less familiar ...
-Peritonitis
This is an inflammation of the serous membrane lining the abdominal cavity, and investing the viscera, and may be either acute or chronic. During the early ...
-Summer Complaint (Cholera Infantum)
This is a complaint which usually attacks children between the ages of two months and three years; it occurs in the warm season, and is chiefly confined to ...
-Cholera Morbus
This is characterized by violent purging and vomiting of bilious matter, attended with griping, sickness and a constant desire to go to stool. The attack is ...
-Asiatic Cholera
This is an endemic disease of India, and visits other lands by travelling in what is called the cholera cycle. The Hindoos call it Purrhee morlii (rapid death); ...
-Prolapsus Of The Rectum
This is more common to children than to adults, and is frequently a sequel to protracted diarrhoea, the falling caused by the debility occasioned thereby. It ...
-Anal Fistula
This consists of an abscess occurring in some portion of the cellular tissue around the anus. As suppuration occurs the pus can be detected by the touch, and ...
-Piles (Hemorrhoids)
By these are understood the existence of small excrescences within the rectum and around the anus, which are characterized by a varicose condition of the ...
-Diseases Of The Absorbent System
These are diseases affecting the lymphatic glands. The lymphatic system is that particular system of organs inservient to the formation and circulation of ...
-Scrofula
This is commonly known as King's Evil, and derives its name from the Latin scrofa, a sow, because it was supposed that it also affects swine. It is most apt to ...
-Tabes Mesenterica
This consists of an engorgement and tubercular degeneration of the mesenteric glands, followed by emaciation and general disorder of the nutritive functions.
-Larynx
The larynx is a canal formed of cartilages, whose various movements regulate the voice. It is situated in the median line in the upper and anterior part of the ...
-Trachea
The trachea (see figure) is a cylindrical tube, four or five inches long, reaching from the larynx to the point of division into the bronchial tubes. It is ...
-The Lungs
The lungs are the organs of respiration properly; they are two in number, and situated in the chest, placed side by side, being separated from the abdomen by ...
-Pleurae
The pleura is a serous membrane investing each lung, and then reflected upon the walls of the chest. That portion in contact with the chest is called the ...
-Diseases Of The Respiratory And Circulatory Systems: Coryza
This is the running at the nose or cold in the head, so frequently contracted. It consists of acute inflammation of the Schneiderian or mucous membrane of the ...
-Ozoena
This consists of chronic inflammation of the nostrils, with an uneasy feeling, heat, and stiffness of the nose, swelling of the mucous membrane, and an ...
-Catarrh
We now come to a disease that is a bane to the existence of many a person. The catarrhal patient is never happy, for he knows that he is inseparably connected ...
-Laryngitis
This consists of an inflammation of the parts composing the larynx, especially the mucous membranes, and may be either acute or chronic. When it is known that ...
-Bronchitis
Inflammation of the bronchial mucous membrane is of common occurrence. Its severity is proportionate to the size of the tube involved. The disease may exist ...
-Croup
Croup is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the larynx and trachea, or windpipe. It is one of the scourges of childhood. False membranous croup is owing ...
-Pneumonia
This is commonly called lung fever. It is characterized by inflammation of the parenchyma or texture of the lungs. The patient is generally found lying on his ...
-Asthma
This is characterized by difficult breathing, occurring in paroxysms, accompanied by a wheezing sound, a great desire for fresh air, and unattended by fever or ...
-Pleurisy
This is characterized by inflammation of the pleura or serous membrane enclosing the lungs. The disease usually commences with a chill, which is succeeded by a ...
-Apnoea, Or Asphyxia
Literally the word asphyxia means pulseless, and was for a long time only used in that sense, but is now applied generally to all cases of suspended animation.
-Asphyxia By Extreme Cold
When a person is subjected to extreme cold, the first symptoms are painful feelings, followed by sensations similar to those produced by inhalation of carbonic ...
-Asphyxia By Inhalation Of Gases
Some gases cause death by spasmodic closure of the glottis, others by want of oxygen. Carbonic acid gas is the most common noxious gas. TREATMENT. -- Place the ...
-Asphyxia By Submersion, Drowning
Death in this case is not caused by the stomach and air passages being filled with water, but ensues in consequence of the person being plunged in a medium ...
-Consumption (Phthisis)
This is a constitutional affection manifesting itself in most essential changes in the tissue of the lungs. It may be acute or chronic. The acute form, or ...
-Anatomy Of The Heart
The heart is a hollow muscular organ, surrounded by a membranous sac called the pericardium. It lies between the two pleurae of the lungs, and rests upon the ...
-Diseases Of The Heart And Circulatory System: Palpitation
This is the most common disease of the heart, and may be connected with various structural changes of the organ, yet it frequently exists independently of any ...
-Angine Pectoris
This disease presents rather difficult pathological features. By some writers it is called neuralgia of the heart. The principal symptoms are, violent pain ...
-Pericarditis
This consists of inflammation of the sac in which the heart is contained. It does not essentially differ from other serous inflammations, as there may be ...
-Endocarditis
This is an inflammation of the internal lining of the heart. There is at first pain about the heart, whose disordered action may be violent, or else feeble ...
-Chronic Valvular Disease Of The Heart
This frequently results from chronic endocarditis. They may either be contracted or distorted, preventing accurate closure, or ulceration may occur through the ...
-Atrophy Of The Heart
This may result from various causes. When it exists, greater resonance accompanies percussion, and the two sounds of the heart will be more feeble, but more ...
-Hypertrophy And Dilatation Of The Heart
As these are generally coexistent, they should be considered together. The dimensions of the heart may be increased either by augmentation of its muscular ...
-Cyanosis, Or Blue Disease
In this disease the skin bears a leaden or purple tinge over the whole body. There is a reduction of warmth, and labored breathing. It is due to the admixture ...
-Diseases Of The Blood-Vessels
Inflammation of the arteries is rare in the acute form. The symptoms are pain and tenderness along the course of the vessel, attended with a thrill or ...
-Aneurism
This is a pulsating sac, filled with blood, which communicates with an artery. True aneurism consists of a sac formed by one or more of the arterial coats.
-Plebitis And Varicose Veins
This is an inflammation of the veins. The signs are pain and tenderness in the course of the vessel, which soon becomes cord-like and knotted, by which it may ...
-Milk Leg (Phlegmasia Dolens)
This is caused by inflammation of the crural veins, hence called crural phlebitis. The inflammation is owing to the pressure of the gravid womb. The popular ...
-Diseases Of The Blood: Scurvy (Scrobutus)
This disease was known to the ancients. The first distinct account of scurvy is contained in the history of the Crusades of Louis IX. against the Saracens of ...
-Bleeding From The Nose (Epistaxis)
There is no part of the body more disposed to hemorrhage than the mucous membrane of the nose. The blood effused through this membrane escapes generally ...
-Haemoptysis
This is a hemorrhage from the respiratory organs. The blood that is expectorated comes from three different sources. It may come from the mucous membrane of ...
-Haematemesis
This is hemorrahage from the stomach. Whatever irritates the mucous surface of the stomach, or interrupts the return of blood from that organ is liable to ...
-Haematuria
The source of the blood voided through the urethra may be either from the kidney, bladder, or urethra. When it proceeds from the kidneys, it is attended with a ...
-Dropsies
If in man a large venous trunk is compressed or obliterated, so that the blood no longer circulates through it, while the collateral vessels can relieve but ...
-Bright'S Disease Of The Kidney
This is a dropsy owing to a disease of the kidneys. Dr. Bright, of England, first pointed out, 1827, the frequent connection which exists between dropsy and ...
-Ascites
This is a collection of water in the belly, though sometimes the fluid is outside of the peritoneum and next to the muscles. There is a sense of distension and ...
-Hydrothorax
This is a dropsy of the pleura, rarely existing as an independent affection, but generally associated with a general dropsical condition of the system. It is ...
-Dropsy Of The Heart
This consists of a collection of fluid within the pericardium. There is a feeling of uneasiness, or pressure in the cardiac region, a slight cough, difficult ...
-Dropsy Of The Ovaries
This consists of an accumulation of fluid in one or more cells within the ovary, or in a serous cyst connected with the uterine appendages. The ovary loses its ...
-Dropsy Of The Scrotum (Hydrocele)
This is a collection of water in the membrane which surrounds the testicles. It is often caused by rheumatism, gout, scrofula, etc. In some cases the ...
-Anatomy Of The Urinary Organs
The kidneys are two hard glands for the secretion of urine, placed in each lumbar region, just above the hips; they are outside of the peritoneum, or lining ...
-Bladder
The bladder is a musculo-membranous sac for the reception of urine. It is situated in the cavity of the pelvis, behind the pubic bones, and in front of the ...
-Diseases Of The Urinary Organs: Nephritis
This is inflammation of the kidneys, and which may occur either in its substance, its lining membrane, or in its capsule. The symptoms are deep-seated pain in ...
-Diuresis
This is the diabetes insipidus of some writers. By this term is understood the excessive secretion of pale, limpid urine, without sugar. The principal symptoms ...
-Diabetes Mellitus
This is characterized by increase of urine, containing sugar. The first indications of this disease are languor, dry, and harsh skin, intense thirst, pain in ...
-Gravel (Lithiasis)
This disorder consists in the deposition from the urine, within the body, of an insoluble sand-like matter. In health the urine carries off the results of the ...
-Ischuria, Or Suppression Of Urine
This frequently attends inflammatory diseases, especially acute nephritis. It may either arise from an irritation of the kidney beyond the point of secretion, ...
-Cystitis
This is an inflammation of the bladder. The symptoms are pain above the pubes, tenderness on pressure, the pain extending into the penis, scrotum, and perineum, ...
-Anatomy Of The Nervous System
The principal divisions of the nervous system are the brain, spinal marrow, and nerves. The tissue of this system is included in membranes or sheaths, and ...
-Spinal Marrow
The spinal marrow is the medullary column included within the bones or vertebrae of the spinal column. It has three coverings: 1st, The dura mater, which is a ...
-The Brain
The brain consists of four principal parts: medulla oblongata, pons varilii, cerebrum, and cerebellum. Like the spinal marrow it also has three coverings ...
-Diseases Of The Nervous System: Inflammation Of The Brain (Cerebritis)
This consists of inflammation of the cerebral substance, and due to long exposure to a vertical sun, the inordinate use of ardent spirits, cold, fright, ...
-Apoplexy
This is a condition in which all the functions of animal life are suddenly stopped, except the pulse and the breathing. There is neither thought nor feeling, ...
-Congestion Of The Brain
This consists of an accumulation of blood in the cerebral vessels. The countenance is flushed, the eyes suffused, light becomes intolerable, and there is ...
-Sunstroke
The injury done to the brain in this case is the same as in apoplexy, with the exception of the clot. It is essentially congestion of the brain. Persons who ...
-Insanity
This is an unsound manifestation of intellectual power. The indications which should excite alarm are headache, vertigo, mental confusion, fretful temper, ...
-Delirium Tremens
This is also called mania a potu, and in common parlance it is the horrors or jim-jams. It is caused by the sudden withdrawal from the habitual or prolonged ...
-Headache (Cephalalgia)
This, in its widest acceptation, includes all uneasy sensations of the head. It may be confined to one spot, or embrace one side, as in hemicrania; or it may ...
-Hypochondria
Among the causes of this distressing complaint are disappointment, misfortunes of a heavy character, care, masturbation, excessive mental labor, undue anxiety, ...
-Neuralgia
This disease affects one tissue only -- the nervous, and pain is the only symptom. The pain is of every degree of intensity. It may affect every nerve, but is ...
-Bilious Colic
This is neuralgia of the mesenteric net-work of nerves, or rather hyperaesthesia of the plexus. By hyperaesthesia is meant excessive sensibility of passability.
-Hiccough
This consists in spasmodic contraction of the midriff, and a certain degree of constriction, which arrests the air in the wind-pipe, thus producing sudden, ...
-Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
This is a hyperaesthesia of the pneumo-gastric nerve, and not due to inflammation, as may be supposed. It is a contagious disease. It consists of a convulsive ...
-Spasm Of The Glottis
This is also called the crowing disease or false croup. It is common to children, and rarely occurs in adults. It is a spasmodic disease, and distinguishable ...
-Epilepsy
This is characterized by the sudden loss of consciousness and sensibility, accompanied with spasms and convulsions. It comes on suddenly, and epileptics, by ...
-Hysterics
This is a nervous condition confined to females, though well marked cases of hysteria are occasionally met with in males. The invasion of the disease is sudden ...
-Catalepsy
This is an affliction of rare occurrence, and appears to be constitutional, or dependent upon some derangement of the nervous and muscular system which baffles ...
-St. Vitus'S Dance (Chorea)
This is characterized by irregular contractions of the voluntary muscles, especially of the face and limbs, there being incomplete subserviency of these ...
-Locked-Jaw (Tetanus)
This is a disease of the true spinal system, and is manifested by spasm and rigidity of the voluntary muscles. When the muscles of the neck and face are ...
-Paralysis (Palsy)
The most characteristic symptom of cerebral hemorrhage is paralysis. Very slight effusion produces this effect, and, in general, its intensity is in direct ...
-Hydrophobia
This is caused by the bite of a mad dog or other hydrophobic animals. The human subject is not as liable to hydrophobia as the lower animals, and it is ...
-Diseases Of The Skin: Humid Tetter (Eczema)
This consists in the appearance of minute shining vesicles, not larger than the head of a small pin, on different portions of the body. They are usually ...
-Tetter, Shingles (Herpes)
Tetter is a transient non-contagious eruption, consisting of circumscribed red patches, upon each of which are situated clusters of vesicles, about the size of ...
-Itch (Scabies)
This annoying disease is caused by minute white insects, the acarus scabei or sareoptis hominis, which insinuate themselves beneath the skin. It is said that ...
-Watery Blebs (Pemphigus)
This is characterized by loss of appetite, febrile symptoms, at first, followed by a bright red eruption of a smarting or burning sensation. In the centre of ...
-Rupia
This is a small blister, or vesicle, about the size of a chestnut, which at first contains a darkish fluid, which dries into a crust, falls off, and leaves an ...
-Crusted Tetter (Impetigo)
This consists of mattery pimples developed on a highly inflamed skin, appearing chiefly on the extremities and rarely met with in children in the acute form.
-Papulous Scale (Ecthyma)
This consists of mattery pimples developed on a highly inflamed skin, appearing chiefly on the extremities and rarely met with in children in the acute form.
-Leprosy
The eruption in this disease makes its appearance as a small red spot, elevated a little above the general skin, usually occurring first on the limbs. The ...
-Dry Tetter (Psoriasis)
This differs from leprosy in the eruption being more irregular. The spots sometimes come out in thick clusters, and blend in various ways. The eruption is not ...
-Pityriasis
This name is from the Greek pityron, signifying bran. It is characterized by patches of yellowish, or reddish yellow color, covered with fine branny scales, ...
-Lupus
This is the Jacob's Ulcer of common parlance, and from its rapacity it is named Lupus, which is the Latin name for wolf. It is also called noli me tangere, ...
-Elephantiasis
This is characterized by the development of tumors upon the skin, varying in size from the head of a pea to that of an apple, or even larger. Eventually these ...
-Acne
This is a small pimple or tubercle which appears on various parts of the face. The disease leads to no particular evil results, save that it is unpleasant, ...
-Warts And Corns
Warts consist of collections of hypertrophied cutaneous papillae, on loops of veins, arteries and nerves. These loops, frequently, without any apparent cause, ...
-Pruritis
This is dependent upon an altered condition of the nerves of the skin, and consists in a painful sensation of itching. There is no perceptible alteration in ...
-Maculae, Or Spots
This affection, which is characterized by an increased hue of the pigment of the skin, consists of freckles and moles. Ephelis lenticularis, or common freckles, ...
-Scalled Head (Tinea Favosa)
This is caused by an insect by the name of achorion Schonleinii. The eruption takes the shape of large flattened pustules, which have an irregular edge, and ...
-Tinea Sycosis
This is commonly known as Barber's Itch, and is confined to the face, especially to that portion covered by the beard. It is characterized by inflammation of ...
-Baldness (Alopecia)
This may be partial or general, temporary or permanent, and occur at any period of life. Senile baldness usually takes place gradually, the hair first becoming ...
-Entozoa
These grow in the body without forming attachments to its structures, have an independent life of their own, and possess the power of reproduction and ...
-Trichiniasis
This is a disease caused by the trichina spiralis which infests various animals, especially swine. If the meat of the hog affected is eaten raw or ...
-The Proper Care Of Children
The first requisite of an infant is plenty of pure and fresh air. It should be kept in open air as much as possible, and when in-doors in well-ventilated rooms.
-Teething
Many children are lost from teething. The process of dentition often occasions fits. Its symptoms are, swollen and inflamed gums, fever, pain, and heat in the ...
-General Diseases: Gout
This is due to the presence of lithic or uric acid in the blood. The attack usually makes its appearance in the night. The patient is first awakened by an ...
-Rheumatism
This very painful affection is most frequently brought on by exposure to wet and cold after violent and fatiguing exercise of the muscles. The acute form is ...
-Hip Disease (Morbus Coxarius)
This is a disease of the hip-joint, and common to scrofulous children. At first there is slight pain, commonly felt in the knee, lameness, and stumbling in ...
-White Swelling (Hydrarthrus)
This disease occurs most frequently about the middle period of life, but is, however, very often seen in children. It will never appear before the age of ...
-Hectic Fever
Hectic fever is remittent, dependent upon local irritation, and rarely, if ever, idiopathic. It is attended by great and increasing debility, a weak, quick ...
-Curvature Of The Spine
Curvature of the spine is due to caries or destruction of the bodies of the vertebrae. There are several varieties of curvature; what is known as lateral ...
-Imperfections Of The Human Form
These embrace those only which are of slighter degree, and of idiopathic origin. They are usually acquired more or less early in life. Not unfrequently they ...
-Abscess
An abscess is a collection of pus or matter in the substance of some part of the body. When the matter is poured out from some part, the process is called ...
-Felon (Paronychia)
This is also called whitlow, and is an abscess of the fingers, of which there are three kinds, the first situated upon the surface of the skin, the second ...
-Ulcers
Ulcers are breaches of continuity of surface, being caused by disease or unrepaired injury. A simple or healthy ulcer has its surface covered with a thick, ...
-Boils (Furunculus)
Boils occur most frequently in the young, and in those of plethoric habit, in those parts where the skin is thickest. They are usually gregarious, and depend ...
-Carbuncle (Anthrax)
This is a serious disease; it is a solitary inflammation of the cellular tissue and skin, presenting a flat, spongy swelling of a livid hue, and attended with ...
-Chilblain'S (Pernio)
This is an affection of the skin, produced by sudden alternations of cold and heat, most commonly affecting the toes, heels, ears, or fingers. It is attended ...
-Burns And Scalds
There are three principal divisions of these injuries, which may be produced by hot fluids, vapor, flame, or solids. 1st. Those which produce mere redness and ...
-Goitre (Bronchocele)
This is an enlargement of the thyroid gland, an organ that if it performs any functions at all, does so only in foetal life. It generally commences by moderate ...
-Rupture (Hernia)
This signifies a protrusion of the abdominal viscera. The predisposing cause is a weakness of the abdominal walls, at the natural openings. This weakness may ...
-Diseases Of The Eye And Ear
The eye is one of the most delicate as well as the most complicated organs of the body, and its diseases are but very imperfectly understood by the ordinary ...
-Conjunctivitis
This is an inflammation of the conjunctiva or mucous membrane of the eyelids. The sensation is as if particles of sand had insinuated themselves beneath the ...
-Purulent Ophthalmia
The symptoms of this disease peculiar to children are similar to the Catarrhal Ophthalmia of adults. The eyes are kept constantly closed, the lids are red and ...
-Scrofulous Ophthalmia
This disease is chiefly confined to children. The child scarcely can bear the light, the lids are spasmodically closed, and the head constantly turned away ...
-Stye (Hordeolum)
This is a small painful pustule on the margin of the eyelid, having its origin in ciliary follicles. TREATMENT. -- It may usually be cured by applying spirits ...
-Amaurosis
This complaint is due to anaesthesia of the optic nerve. The patient sees objects indistinctly, even when they are lit up by a bright light; they appear ...
-Foreign Bodies In The Eyes
These should be sought for by inverting the lids, and having the patient turn the eyes in every direction. If it be found to adhere to the mucous membrane of ...
-Foreign Substances In The Ear
Children frequently put peas, beans, kernels of corn, etc., into the ear, which, if allowed to remain, will produce active inflammation. Foreign bodies may ...
-Ear Ache (Otalgia)
This is a neuralgic afffection, and is caused by local inflammation, cold and exposure, and carious teeth. TREATMENT. -- If caused by inflammation, a warm ...
-Cancer (Carcinoma)
This is a malignant tumor. In the first stage it is hard, in the second stage it ulcerates. The seat of cancer is in the female breast, the skin, the tongue, ...
-Syphilis
Syphilis is occasioned by a specific poison which is conveyed by contagion or actual contact. It first shows itself upon the genital organs in the form of a ...
-Gonorrhoea
This is vulgarily known as clap, so named from the French clappe, a bow-string. It received this name on account of the chordee occurring in the disease. This ...
-Gleet
This is one of the results of abused or neglected gonorrhoea. It is a continued discharge of a thin and clear character, after the inflammatory and painful ...
-Debility Or Loss Of Vitality
This is a condition of the organism characterized by loss of vitality, or deterioration and diminution in the quality and tone of the vital forces. It is one ...
-Sattyriasis
This is a disease characterized by a constant and insatiable desire for coition, and so called because the satyrs of mythology were greatly addicted to ...
-Stricture Of The Urethra
This is a diminution or contracted condition of the tube, and may be either spasmodic or permanent. Spasmodic-stricture depends on spasm of the muscles of the ...
-Prostatitis
This is inflammation of the prostate gland. It usually accompanies gonorrhoea, but may exist independently. The discharge is similar to that of urethral ...
-Orchitis
This is the hernia humoralis of older writers. Swelled testicle is a common accompaniment of mumps. It is often the result of an injury, but oftener of ...
-Varicocele
This is a varicose condition of the veins of the spermatic cord. The causes are such as to produce obstruction to the return of blood: constipation, corpulence, ...
-Diseases Of The Female Organs Of Generation
The genitalia of the female is the controlling centre of her whole economy. If the womb and its appendages are in a healthy state, the female figure preserves ...
-Vulvitis
This is characterized by redness and slight tumefaction of skin, covered with mucus, while in neglected cases the parts are found much excoriated. It generally ...
-Clitoritis
Inflammation of the clitoris, both acute and chronic, may exist from want of cleanliness, or be produced by indiscretions. It is accompanied with burning, ...
-Imperforate Hymen
This is not likely to be discovered until the commencement of menstruation. It may then be suspected, if the female has all the symptoms which accompany the ...
-Vaginitis
This consists of either acute or chronic inflammation of the vagina. It may be confined entirely to the mucous membrane, or it may extend to the cellular ...
-Menstruation
Though this is not a disease but a healthy function, but as, from various causes, derangement of the function occurs, it is proper that it should be perfectly ...
-Amenorrhoea
This may occur in three forms. 1st. Where evacuation has never occurred, or retention of the menses. 2d. Where there has been no secretion. 3d. Suppression.
-Dysmenorrhoea
Painful menstruation occurs generally in single women, and is produced by inflammation or ulceration of the mouth of the womb, neuralgia of the womb during ...
-Menorrhagia
This is characterized by profuse, prolonged, or too frequent menstruation, separately or conjoined. It is accompanied by headache, hot skin, full pulse, weight ...
-Vicarious Menstruation
This is a discharge from some other part than the uterus, usually occurring in the unmarried. In the married, they are usually barren. The blood may escape ...
-Chlorosis
This is a disease characterized by chronic anaemia, or bloodlessness, affecting females about the age of puberty. In some instances it is undoubtedly dependent ...
-Cessation Of The Menses
We have already stated that this usually occurs between the ages of forty and fifty but in some cases it occurs much earlier, in others much later. The courses ...
-Leucorrhoea
This is commonly known as the whites. It consists of a discharge from the vagina, or inner cavity of the womb, of a catarrhal character, varying in color from ...
-Ulceration Of The Womb
This is chiefly confined to the neck of the organ, occurring most frequently in those who have borne children. It is caused by excesses in married life, ...
-Falling Of The Womb (Prolapsus Uteri)
This is denoted by pain in the back and loins, heat in the vagina, painful copulation, painful and irregular menstruation, constipation and diarrhoea in ...
-Uterine Dropsy (Hydrometra)
This is an accumulation of fluid in the womb, caused by inflammation and constitutional debility. During the first months the symptoms resemble those of ...
-Anteversion And Retroversion
If the womb falls forward upon the bladder, and towards the pubes, it constitutes anteversion. In this case the top or fundus of the womb is turned forward to ...
-Hydatids
These consist of a formation of small cysts or bladders of water in the uterus, developed from the inner membrane, and vary in size from half a pear to a ...
-Pregnancy And Its Accidents
The first sign of pregnancy is a cessation of the menstrual flow. This will generally be noticed between two and three weeks after conception, and about the ...
-Pregnancy. Puerperal Fever
Child-bed fever is a very fatal disease, and frequently follows parturition. Scrofulous women are peculiarly liable to it. The disease manifests itself in ...
-Pregnancy. Inversion Of The Uterus
This may be partial or complete. When partial, it may be known by the absence of the fundus or top of the womb behind the pubic bones, and the presence of a ...
-Pregnancy. Abortion Or Miscarriage
Abortion or miscarriage signifies the expulsion of the foetus from the uterus, before it is sufficiently developed. The causes may be either natural or violent.
-Pregnancy. Inflammation And Abscess Of The Breasts
During and after pregnancy the breasts are very liable to become inflamed and sore. The patient shivers, has pain in the head, loss of appetite, is constipated, ...
-Pregnancy. Sore Nipples
This is one of the most common and troublesome difficulties connected with the breasts, after child-birth. It is very frequently caused by want of cleanliness ...
-Pregnancy. Relaxation Of The Abdominal Muscles
One of the most frequent sequels of pregnancy is a permanent relaxation of the abdominal muscles, more or less in degree. The abdomen becomes pendulous, ...
-Pregnancy. The Conduct Of A Case Of Labor
This should never be attempted except by a physician or competent midwife, but, as it may sometimes take place in railroad cars, in voyages, etc., the duty may ...
-How Do You Know That The Patient Is In Labor?
This the mother frequently knows herself, but she may sometimes be deceived by what are spurious pains. If she is in labor, she will have what is called come ...
-Patient Is In Labor: What Next?
You must now pay attention to the exhausted but joyous mother, rejoiced that she has passed such an agony of pain as you can form no conception of, such that ...
-Lochia
For some time after child-bearing, a discharge takes place from the womb which is called lochia. It is at first red; but if all goes well, in a few days the ...
-The Treatment In Accidents
The treatment of fractures, dislocations, etc., should always be intrusted to the surgeon, but the emergency of such cases may be so great in certain instances ...
-Wounds
In case of wood-choppers, hunters, etc., away in the backwoods, or in any other case where this precaution is necessary, they should provide themselves always ...
-Fractures
These accidents often happen where no surgical aid can be conveniently procured. Any one can easily detect a broken bone by the person not being able to raise ...
-Head
The bones of the head and face are liable to be broken by blows, falls, etc., and need immediate medical attendance. All you can do before the arrival of the ...
-Collar Bone
This bone is usually broken by violence upon the shoulder, arm, and hand. It is generally broken near the middle of the bone, the part is painful and swollen, ...
-Broken Ribs
This is known by pain when the patient breathes, or on pressure where the injury has taken place. Crepitation is also felt when the hand is placed over the ...
-Fracture Of The Humerus
This is the bone between the elbow and shoulder. It may be detected by the ordinary methods. TREATMENT. -- Place the bones in apposition, making sure that it ...
-Fracture Of The Bones Of The Forearm
There are two bones here, the radius and ulna. They may both be fractured, or only one of them. The fracture is easily detected. TREATMENT. -- The difficulty ...
-Fracture Of The Bones In The Hand, Foot, Or Ankle
These solid bones are almost always wounded by such accidents that tend to crush them, as machinery, threshing machines, heavy weights falling on them, etc.
-Fracture At The Hip-Joint
This is a very serious accident, and liable to occur in aged people. One that receives this injury cannot stand or rise from the ground. If the patient is ...
-Fracture Of The Thigh-Bone
Fracture of the shaft of this bone is easily recognized by shortening, crepitation, etc., and you should treat it just the same as advised in the fracture of ...
-Fracture Of The Cap Of The Knee Or Patella
There are two bones below the knee, the tibia and fibula, and a fracture, occurring in one or both of them from a fall or direct violence, is a frequent ...
-Dislocations
The signs of limbs being out of joint are deformity, swelling, and a hollow where none should be, shortening or elongation, pain and immobility of the limb.
-Dislocation Of The Jaw
This is often caused by yawning, by convulsions, or by blows on the chin, when the mouth is wide open. The mouth gapes and cannot be shut, the saliva trickles, ...
-Dislocation At The Shoulder
This may be displaced in three directions, viz.: inwards, downwards and backwards. By comparing the injured with the sound shoulder, you may be able to tell ...
-Dislocations At The Elbow
When both radius and ulna are dislocated, the forearm is bent nearly at a right angle, and is immovable. When the ulna alone is dislocated, there is a tumor ...
-Dislocations At The Wrist
The luxation of both bones of the forearm from the bones of the hand is rare. When it occurs forward there is a great projection in front, and the hand is bent ...
-Dislocation Of The Bones Of The Hand
Displacement of the bones of the carpus or body of the hand rarely occurs. The bones of the fingers are occasionally dislocated, but more frequently the thumb ...
-Dislocation Of The Ribs
Dislocation of the ribs from the spinal column may sometimes occur by severe falls, or blows upon the back, and from the breast bone, by violent bending of the ...
-Dislocation At The Hip
In this case the leg is shortened and the foot is turned inwards. It may be dislocated in five different ways;--upwards and backwards is, however, the most ...
-Dislocation Of The Knee-Cap
This may be dislocated in various directions. It is characterized by the leg being stretched, and a prominence formed by the patella in an abnormal situation.
-Dislocation At The Ankle
This may be forwards, backwards, inwards and outwards, and are the results of severe force. The bones' ends are usually fractured at the same time. It is a ...
-Prevention Of Epidemic Diseases
The alarming fatality consequent upon an epidemic reign of disease demands the closest scrutiny upon the part of communities, large or small, to guard against ...
-Japanese Corn File
This file is the only practical cure for corns. It should always be used instead of a knife. With a little care the corn can be filed down to a perfectly ...
-Part III: The Philosophy Of The Sexes
Admitting the delicacy of the subject, it is, however, eminently within the province of the medical writer to teach the scientific bearings of the marital ...
-Anatomy Of The Male Organs
These consist of the organ itself, seminal vesicles, prostate gland, testes and scrotum. The male organ conveys the urine from the bladder, and the seminal ...
-Semen
This is a secretion formed by the testes, which anatomically we have seen are composed of lobules formed of convoluted seminiferous tubes. The number of ...
-Anatomy Of The Female Organs
The organs of generation in the female are generally divided into the external and internal. The external consist of the mons veneris, labia externa, clitoris, ...
-The Internal Organs
The vagina is that canal extending from its origin in the vulva obliquely through the cavity of the pelvis to the uterus. Its usual length is about four or ...
-Social Status Of The Organs
We have now described the most important anatomical features of the genital organs with the same composure and desire to instruct, as when we described the ...
-Preservation Of The Health Of The Organs
Complete health of the organs is necessary to the full vigor of the general economy, and it should be the aim and desire of all to maintain the vigor of the ...
-Marriage
This is, in law, the conjugal union of man with woman, and is the only state in which cohabitation is considered proper and irreprehensible. The marriage ...
-Polygamy
This is a state in which a man has at the same time one or more wives, or a woman more than one husband. The latter custom is more properly called polyandry, ...
-Monogamy
This is the conjugal union of a male with one female only. We have seen that monogamy was co-equal with the dawn of civilization, and that most probably the ...
-Marriage Customs
It would probably be interesting to many to describe the marriage ceremonies observed by different nations, but to enter into a descriptive detail would occupy ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage
The state of conjugal union should be the happiest in the whole of the existence of either man or woman, and is such in a congenial marriage. Yet in the ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 2
Marriage implies the utter abandonment of the interests and advancement of self to the exclusion of the other marital companion. If circumspect, by noting ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 3
Marriages are usually contracted to gratify varioius desires, as love, fortune, or position. The results are most truthfully stated by an eminent divine in the ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 4
Married couples should most carefully husband their affections for each other. It is a most deplorable fact, that the love between many too soon loses its ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 5
It is not only the duty of physicians, but of every one who has the welfare of society at heart, to put their voices against the doctrine of free love, which ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 6
Finally, when the scandal has assumed its worst aspect, some order-loving Christian (!) will with considerable embellishment acquaint Mrs. Smith of her husband' ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 7
We have now in many aspects considered the prudent course for the conjugal pair to pursue in search of wedded bliss. We have confined ourselves merely to their ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 8
Frequency of indulgence does not only deteriorate the moral tone of the coitive act, but it often provides the germinal agencies of serious diseases. The ...
-The Basis Of A Happy Marriage. Part 9
To come back to the point from which we started -- the management, namely, of young children--there is one thing to be laid down: let there be no divided rule ...
-Advice To The Children
The most impressive words in the whole range of language are Father and Mother. Their fill significance is only realized and understood when the prattling babe ...
-Advice To The Children. Part 2
Relative sterility is not amenable to medical treatment. The most common cause of infecundity of this character is the want of adaptation or fitness of the ...
-Impotence Of The Male
By this is generally considered the inability to engage in the virile act. It essentially signifies a loss of the virile powers. Impotency may be either ...
-The Philosophy Of Generation
The greatness, importance, and responsibility of the marital relation are but improperly appreciated and understood by the majority of males and females who ...
-The Philosophy Of Generation. Part 2
The child in utero is technically but an appendage or parasite, over which the maternal mind and body exerts a marked influence; consequently, if mothers in ...
-Divorce
This implies the separation of the married pair, by legal dissolution of the matrimonial bonds. Divorces are most commonly given by the courts for causes ...
-Bridal Tours
Some essays have been written on the barbarisms of civilization; many more might be. Many of the habits prevailing in what ought to be our most refined society ...
-Poisons And Their Antidotes
Nothing that appertains to domestic treatment is of greater value than a knowledge of poisons, and the treatment necessary in cases of accidental or ...
-Arsenic
ARTICLES. -- Scheele's green, arsenious acid, orpiment, king's yellow, realgar, fly powder, ague drops, arsenical paste and arsenical soap, rat poison.
-Acids
ARTICLES. -- Oxalic (salts of sorrel), sulphuric (oil of vitriol), nitric (aquafortis), muriatic (spirit of salt), but not prussic acid. SYMPTOMS. -- These ...
-Antimony
ARTICLES. -- Tartar emetic, butter of antimony, oxide of antimony. SYMPTOMS. -- Severe vomiting (if this does not occur it should be induced), cramps, ...
-Bismuth
ARTICLES. -- Nitrate, Pearl Powder, Face Powders. SYMPTOMS. -- General inflammation of the whole alimentary canal, suppression of urine, hiccough, vomiting, ...
-Copper
ARTICLES. -- Blue copperas, blue verditer, mineral green, verdigris, food cooked in copper vessels, pickles made green by copper. SYMPTOMS. -- Coppery taste in ...
-Gold
ARTICLES. -- Chloride Of Gold, Fulminating Gold. SYMPTOMS. -- Similar to other irritant poisons. Pink patches about the lips and mouth. TREATMENT. -- Give ...
-Iodine
ARTICLES. -- Iodides of potassium, mercury, iron, or sodium. SYMPTOMS. -- Burning pain in throat, lacerating pain in stomach, heartburn, vomiting, colicky ...
-Iron
ARTICLES. -- Sulphate of iron (copperas), green vitriol, chloride of iron. SYMPTOMS. -- Colic pains, constant vomiting and purging, violent pain in throat, ...
-Lead
ARTICLES. -- Acetate or sugar of lead, white lead, red lead, litharge. SYMPTOMS. -- Metallic taste in mouth, pain in stomach and bowels, painful vomiting, ...
-Mercury
ARTICLES. -- Calomel, corrosive sublimate, red precipitate, vermillion, white precipitate, turbith mineral. SYMPTOMS. -- Harsh metallic astringent taste, ...
-Phosphorus
ARTICLES. -- Lucifer Matches. SYMPTOMS. -- Pain in stomach and bowels, vomiting, diarrhoea, tenderness and tension of the abdomen, great excitement of the ...
-Silver
ARTICLES. -- Nitrate Or Lunar Caustic. SYMPTOMS. -- Similar to other irritant poisons, especially arsenic. TREATMENT. -- Give a large teaspoonful of common ...
-Tin
ARTICLES. -- Chloride, called muriate by dyers, oxide, or putty powder. SYMPTOMS. -- Vomiting, pain in stomach, purging, convulsive twitchings. TREATMENT. -- ...
-Zinc
ARTICLES. -- Sulphate, or white vitriol, Acetate, chloride (Burnett's disinfecting fluid, also used to destroy cancers). SYMPTOMS. -- Violent vomiting, ...
-Volatile Oils
ARTICLES. -- Creasote, Dippel's animal oil, oil of tar, oil of tobacco, oil of turpentine, fusel oil. SYMPTOMS. -- Burning pain, vomiting, pungent taste, ...
-Alkalies
ARTICLES. -- Spirits of hartshorn, muriate, or sal ammoniac. POTASSA. -- Caustic potash, liquor potassa, carbonate, or pearl ash, salts of tartar, nitrate, or ...
-Prussic Acid
ARTICLES. -- Oil of bitter almonds, laurel water, peach-kernels, cyanide of potassium, used by photographers. SYMPTOMS. -- If the quantity be large, death ...
-Vegetable Poisons: Opium
ARTICLES. -- Laudanum, paregoric, black drop, soothing syrups, cordials, syrup of poppies, morphine, Dover's powder, etc. SYMPTOMS. -- Giddiness, stupor, ...
-Strychnine
ARTICLES. -- Rat poison, nux vomica, St. Ignatius' bean. SYMPTOMS. -- Lockjaw, twitching of the muscles, convulsions, the body is bent backwards, so as to rest ...
-Other Poisonous Plants, Or Seeds
Such as false mushrooms, belladonna, henbane, or anything a child may have eaten, or taken in mistake by any person. Vegetable poisons act either as an ...
-Animal Poisons: Fish and Serpents
Poisonous Fish POISONOUS FISH. -- Old wife, crawfish, land crab, gray snapper, hyne, dolphin, conger eel, mussel, barracuda, smooth bottle fish, grooper, rock ...
-Poisonous Insects. Spanish Fly, Potato Fly.
SYMPTOMS. -- Nauseous odor of the breath, acrid taste, burning heat in the throat, stomach, and abdomen, bloody vomiting, excruciating pain in the stomach, ...
-Venomous Insects. Tarantula, Scorpion, Hornet, Wasp, Bee, Gnat, Gad-Fly.
SYMPTOMS. -- In general, the sting of these insects occasions only a slight degree of pain and swelling, but occasionally the symptoms are more violent, and ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions
In the following pages will be found a variety of recipes, applicable to many diseases and afflictions for which symptomatic treatment is all that is required.
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 1
Golden Tincture No. 1. Balsam of tolu, two ounces; gum guaiacum, two ounces; gum hemlock, two ounces; gum myrrh, two ounces; each coarsely powdered: oil of ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 2
Anti-Bilious Pill No. 4. Aloes, pulverized, five ounces; fine, dry castile soap, half a drachm; gamboge, pulverized, one ounce; colocynth, one ounce; extract ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 3
Sarsaparilla Syrup No. 9. Good sarsaparilla, two pounds; guaiacum, three ounces; rose leaves, two ounces; senna, two ounces; licorice root, two ounces; oil of ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 4
Acetic Blood-Root Syrup No. 17. Blood-root in powder, one drachm; acetic acid, or vinegar, one pint; water, one pint. Add the blood-root to the vinegar and ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 5
Sleeplessness No. 26. Camphor, one grain, formed into a pill, followed by a draught of an ounce and a half of the infusion of hops, with five drops of ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 6
Diarrhoea No. 33. Syrup of orange peel, one ounce; acetate of morphia, two grains; tincture of cinnamon, six drachms; tincture of cardamom, two drachms. Mix.
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 7
Tincture For Fever And Ague, Etc. No. 42. Peruvian bark and wild cherry bark, each two ounces; cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, each one drachm; wine, two quarts.
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 8
For Gravel, Dropsy, Etc. No. 50. Queen of the meadow, milk weed, juniper berries, dwarf elder, spearmint, wild carrot seed, of each two ounces. Put all in a ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 9
Injection For Costiveness No. 61. Castor oil, two ounces; tincture of prickly ash bark, half an ounce; compound tincture of Virginia snake root, two drachms; ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 10
For Fevers And Other Acute Diseases No. 72. Asclepin, one-half drachm; warm water, four ounces; compound tincture of American hellebore, thirty drops. Dissolve ...
-Recipes Applicable To Many Diseases And Afflictions. Part 11
For The Teeth No. 82. Make charcoal of bread, pulverize it until it is reduced to an impalpable powder, then apply daily, morning and evening, with a soft ...
-How To Use Dr. O. Phelps Brown's Standard Herbal Remedies In The Diseases For Which They Are Designed
The several Standard Herbal Remedies described in this article have grown up out of many years of labor. Their sales at the present time are very large, ...
-Usage of Dr. O. Phelps Brown's Standard Herbal Remedies. Part 2
Nervousness and sleeplessness (from each of which so many persons suffer at the present day), in nine cases out of ten arise from a disarranged stomach. A few ...
-Dr. O. Phelps Brown's Standard Fluid Extracts
The fluid extract is the most elegant form for administering medicinal agents, being concentrated, and containing just enough alcohol to preserve them from ...
-Electro-Magnetic Machine
  Formerly electric machines were unreliable, always troublesome, and constantly getting out of order, a source of annoyance and perplexity. All these ...
-Glossary: A-C
  It is confidently believed that all the technical terms introduced into this work are fully defined in this Glossary. Many of the medical terms are explained ...
-Glossary: D-F
DEGLUTITION, The action of swallowing. DELIRIUM, Straying from the rules of reason; wandering of the mind. DEOBSTRUENT. A medicine having the power of removing ...
-Glossary: G-L
GANGLION, A name generally given to a knot-like enlargement in the course of a nerve. GANGRENE, Privation of life or partial death of an organ; mortification.
-Glossary: M-P
MACERATION, An operation which consists in infusing, usually with heat, a solid substance, so as to extract its virtues. MAMMARY, Relating to the mammae, or ...
-Glossary: R-S
REGIMEN, Diet; the rational and methodical use of food. RENAL, Relating to the kidneys. RESPIRATION, The function of breathing, by which is accomplished the ...
-Glossary: T-Z
TAXIS, A pressure exerted by the hand on a hernial tumor for the purpose of reducing it. TISSUE, The various parts which, by union, form the organs. THORACIC, ...
-The Elastic Truss And Supporter: The Highest Award
A medal and Diploma has been given by the Centennial Exposition to our ELASTIC TRUSS. Thus confirming the verdicts which have heretofore been given by the ...







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