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This is the most complete work on Domestic Practice ever published. In addition to the portion the Treatment of Diseases; it contains chapters on Anatomy and Physiology, illustrated with elegant plates; also, a chapter on Hygiene, an abridged Materia Medica, and a Dissertation on the True Theory of Cure.

TitleHomoeopathic Domestic Practice
AuthorEgbert Guernsey
PublisherWilliam Radde
Year1857
Copyright1856, William Radde
AmazonHomoeopathic domestic practice

Homoeopathic Domestic Practice

This is the most complete work on Domestic Practice ever published. In addition to the portion the Treatment of Diseases; it contains chapters on Anatomy and Physiology, illustrated with elegant plates; also, a chapter on Hygiene, an abridged Materia Medica, and a Dissertation on the True Theory of Cure.

Dr. Guernsey's book of Domestic Practice is a reliable and useful work. It is especially adapted to the service of well educated heads of families John F. Gray, M.D.

Homeopathic Domestic Practice, Containing Also Chapters On Physiology, Hygiene, Anatomy, And An Abridged Materia Medica.

By

Egbert Guernsey, M.D.

Second, Enlarged, Revised And Improved Edition.

New-York: William Radde, 300 Broadway.

Philadelphia: Rademacher & Sheek. - Boston: Otis Clapp. - Cleveland, 0.: John Hall. - Cincinnati, 0.: J. M. Parks, M.D. - St. Louis, Mo.: D. R. Luyties, M.D. - Manchester, Eng.: Turner, 41 Picadilly.

1857.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856,

By William Radde, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New-York.

Henry Ludwig, Printer, 45 Vesey-St., N. Y

-Preface
The more intimately we are acquainted with our own organization, and the laws of our being, the more readily may we guard against the numerous causes of disease to which we are constantly exposed, and...
-Preface To The Second Edition
The rapid sale of the first edition, of three thousand copies, in but a little over two years, is a gratifying assurance, that the plan and general scope of the work have been well adapted to the want...
-Introduction
Some general directions as it regards the importance of various symptoms, the varieties of constitution and temperament, the detection of the peculiar nature of disease, may appropriately be introduce...
-Varieties Of Constitution And Temperament
A plethoric constitution, is characterized by a florid complexion, frame full and robust, activity and strength of body, and a strong and full pulse. There is an activity in the circulative system, an...
-The Pulse
Not only the frequency, but the peculiar beat of the pulse is of vast importance to the correct diagnosis and proper treatment of disease. In feeling the pulse, it should be done as gently as possibl...
-Varieties Of Pulse In Disease
The rapid or accelerated pulse is indicative of inflammation or fever, especially if strong, full and hard, if small and very rapid, it indicates a low state of debility, such as is often present in t...
-The Urine
The appearance of the urine in health is slightly varied by age, sex, occupation, food and the season of the year. It should be of a brightish yellow or straw color, possessed of a slight ammoniacal s...
-Varieties Of Urine And Their Indications
In various forms of disease the appearance, quantity and smell of the urine, are important diagnostic signs of the state and progress of the disease, and should be carefully observed. In cases of fev...
-The Stools, Flatulence, Etc
Light colored or whitish stools indicate a deficiency of bile and a torpid condition of the liver; when the stools are very dark a profuse quantity of bile is present. When the bowels are very much co...
-Nausea And Vomiting
If nausea is accompanied by severe pain in the right side there may be inflammation of the liver; if preceded by severe pain in the head it may be sympathetic. If the nausea is habitual we may fear or...
-Indications Of Cough
A short dry cough and sneezing may mark the first stage of influenza or be the precursor of measles and other eruptive diseases. Cough is sometimes produced by indigestion and in this case it can onl...
-General Diagnosis
In the investigation of disease, to form a correct idea of its character and the treatment necessary to produce relief, there are several important points to be taken into consideration, aside from th...
-Administration Of Remedies
Too much care cannot be taken in selecting the remedy. The symptoms should be closely compared with those delineated under the heads of that class of remedies most likely to be indicated. The cause of...
-The Dose And Its Repetition
No definite rule can be given as to the amount of the dose in all cases. Difference in age, sex, temperament and constitution renders variation both in the quantity of the dose and the frequency with ...
-Rules For Diet
In the successful treatment of disease, much depends on the proper diet adopted by the patient during the period he is under the influence of the remedy. It is of the utmost importance that the food b...
-Aliments Allowed
Lemonade and other mild acid drinks, water, pure or mixed with currant jelly, raspberry or strawberry syrup, and sometimes milk, or milk and water, cocoa, unspiced chocolate, arrow-root, farina, barle...
-Aliments Prohibited
Rich and highly seasoned soups, such as, turtle or mock turtle; pork, veal, bacon, duck, goose, liver, and all varieties of salt meats and salt fish, also smoked meats, smoked, potted, or pickled fish...
-List Of Medicines. Their Abbreviations, Synonymes And Antidotes
1. Acon. - Aconitum-Napellus. Monk's Hood. Anti dotes. Wine, Vinegar, Camphor, Nux-vom. 2. Agar. - Agaricus. Bug-agaric. Antidotes. Vegetable acids. 3. Alo. - Aloes. Antidote. Vinegar. 4. Alum. - A...
-Part First. Treatment Of Disease. Chapter 1. Fever
In another chapter we have shown, that the human system is like a perfect, beautiful and harmonious instrument, each particle of matter having its own proper duty to perform, and when that duty is per...
-Simple Fever
Causes This fever, unless the forerunner of some other disease, is exceeding simple in its character, generally terminating in the course of two or three days and often running its entire course in t...
-Inflammatory Fever
Causes This fever may arise from suppressed perspiration, sudden changes of temperature, external or internal injuries, exposure to heat, damp, or cold. We may generally expect a favorable terminatio...
-Nervous Or Typhoid Fever. Typhus
This disease is of a low sinking character, the nervous system being particularly involved. Under this head we may include the dreaded, and so often fatal, ship and hospital fevers They are in reality...
-Nervous Or Typhoid Fever. Typhus. Continued
Belladonna is indicated in the commencement of the disease, where it is occasioned by fright or chagrin, where convulsive twitching of the limbs, and a general feeling of restlessness is present, espe...
-Yellow Fever
This disease prevails principally in warm climates and is peculiarly fatal where is attacks persons who are not acclimated, and who, coming from a colder region, seem to forget, that a change of clima...
-Bilious Remittent, Remittent Or Bilious Fever
Causes In this country, this form of fever is most violent, and prevails to a greater extent in the southern and western states. It is the endemial fever of warm climates, particularly where the soil...
-Intermittent Fevers. Chills And Fever. Fever And Ague. Febres Intermittens
The symptoms of this fever are so marked, that there is no difficulty in distinguishing it from all other forms. In remittent fever, the fever is never entirely absent during the remission, while in i...
-Chapter II. Cutaneous Diseases
The skin is liable to an almost innumerable class of diseases, some affecting also other organs, and even the whole system, accompanied with severe pain, violent fever and often delirium, ending unles...
-1. Eruptive Fevers. Nettle Rash. Urticaria
This rash is seldom dangerous, although excessively tormenting. The eruption resembles very much that produced by the sting of the nettle, hence its name. It consists of an irregular pale red, or whit...
-Scarlet Rash. Purple Rash. Miliaria Purpurea
Scarlet Rash is frequently developed in connection with Variola, Measles, and Scarlet Fever. It is not un-frequently mistaken for the latter disease, to which it has a considerable resemblance, and fr...
-Scarlatina. Scarlet Fever
Scarlatina, is generally a contagious epidemic, seldom attacking persons but once, and more frequently seizing its victims from the ranks of childhood. The cheek of many a mother has grown pale with t...
-Measles. Morbilli
This is generally an infectious epidemic, occurring, more particularly among children, where it is seldom fatal, unless badly treated, or it becomes complicated with other difficulties. In persons, mo...
-Erysipelas. St. Anthony's Fire. Rose
Diagnosis Previous to the attack, gastric symptoms may be present, as well as a general sensation of languor and dullness. The actual attack very frequently commences with distinct shivering. The ery...
-Chicken-Pox. Varicella
This is a disease, confined almost entirely to childhood, running its course rapidly, and is attended with but little, if any danger. It is somewhat similar to Small-Pox, but is distinguished from it ...
-Small-Pox Variola
This loathsome and highly dangerous disease has ever been looked upon with the utmost horror. The earliest accounts we have of it, we find it making its appearance in Egypt and Arabia, about the middl...
-Varioloid
By this term is generally understood a modified form of Variola or Small-Pox, occurring sometimes even after Cow-Pox. The pustules are few in number and the treatment, if any is required, is similar t...
-2. General Cutaneous Diseases
Under this head might be arranged a large variety of cutaneous difficulties, more or less troublesome. The limits of a work like this, however, preclude the possibility of detailing the treatment of a...
-Itch. Scabies
King George 4th once remarked, in the peculiarly chaste and elegant language which characterized that monarch, that none but kings ought to have the itch, it was such a luxury to scratch. A wish wit...
-Itching Or Irritation Of The Skin. Prurigo
This consists of a fine colorless, almost imperceptible eruption under the cuticle, itching excessively, particularly when warm in bed. It may be occasioned by the abuse of fatty food, extremes of hea...
-Scald-Head. Tinea Capitis. Favus
This disease, frequently called Ringworm of the Scalp occurring principally among children, is highly contagious and excessively obstinate. It is often communicated, by means of the comb and brush, ...
-Milk Crust. Grusta Lactea
This disease principally attacks infants between the seventh and eighth month after birth, and during the first period of dentition. Where the child is naturally healthy, often no treatment is require...
-Crusta Serpignosa
This may be considered as a variety of the Itch, although it was formerly looked upon as identical with Crusta Lactea. Like, that, it is confined to children, but differs from it, in appearing first o...
-Ringworm. Herpes Circennatus
In this disease there is an eruption on a slightly inflamed basis, in the form of small rings or circular bands, the vesicles occupying the circumference. Within, the skin at first looks healthy, but ...
-Herpes. Tetter
This is a non-contagious affection of the skin, characterized by the eruption of clusters of globular vesicles on inflamed patches, of irregular or rounded form and of small extent. After a few days, ...
-Acne
A peculiar eruption consisting of hard, inflamed tubercles, is frequently seen, in persons of a sanguine temperament, on the forehead, temples, face, and chin, and sometimes on the neck, shoulders, an...
-Chilblains. Perniones
This inflammation generally appears on feet and hands, which have been frost-bitten. It is attended with more or less burning and itching, and sometimes ulceration takes place, when the parts are exce...
-Excoriation. Intertrigo
This is often the result of a want of cleanliness, although it not unfrequently originates from some internal cause. To produce a cure, often nothing more is required than a tepid bath every day. If,...
-Whitlow. Felon. Panaris
We understand, by this term, an abscess, more or less deeply seated, forming about the end of the finger. The pain, when the disease is fairly developed, is agonizing, often depriving the patient of r...
-Ulcers
The presence of ulcers indicate a diseased state of the system, being in reality the outlets formed by nature to carry off matter, which, unless removed, might produce serious disturbance of some inte...
-Boils. Carbuncles
Boils are characterized by a hard elevation of a round or cone-like form, having an inflamed appearance, attended with pain more or less severe. They are slow in suppurating and discharge, on breaking...
-Abscess. Swelling Of The Glands
The glands in different parts of the body are liable, from various causes, to become swollen and suppurate, causing frequently not only considerable pain, but more or less general disturbance througho...
-Warts
These little fungous growths, appearing frequently on the hands, do not add materially to their beauty, and are somewhat annoying. Touching them three or four times a day with the tincture of Thuja, ...
-Corns. Clam Pedis
To prevent their formation, do not cramp the feet, but wear boots and shoes made easy and comfortable. This, however, will not always prevent their formation, for we sometimes find them when this faul...
-Chapter III. Affections Of Stomach And Bowels. Dyspepsy
This is one of the most common difficulties in the whole list of disease. It includes most of those unde-finable, and sometimes inexpressible sensations popularly classed under the head of bilious de...
-Loss Of Appetite. Anorexia
This is occasioned by a derangement or weakness of the nerves of the stomach, and is generally symptomatic of other difficulties, vanishing when those difficulties are removed. When it seems to be the...
-Morbid Appetite. Bulimy
This affection is also occasioned by a derangement of the nerves of the stomach, and instead of being a disease itself, forms a part of some other disease, with which it may be treated. The remarks re...
-Nausea. Vomiting
These difficulties may be occasioned by errors in diet, in which case vomiting should be encouraged by the use of warm water, until the disturbing cause is ejected. They more generally, however, form ...
-Sea Sickness
This is a most distressing difficulty, and one unfortunately, in which the patient receives but very little sympathy. Its severity and duration, depend very much upon temperament and the condition of ...
-Spasms, And Pain In The Stomach
Gastralgia, Cardialgia. Neuralgia of the stomach. This disease is excessively tormenting, and often slow and tedious in its progress. Diagnosis Pain in the region of the stomach, varying in charact...
-Colic
Diagnosis Pain more or less severe; griping, tearing, cutting, grumbling or rumbling in different parts of the abdomen, but particularly about the navel; the pain generally comes on in paroxysms. The...
-Inflammation Of The Liver. Hepatitis
This disease has an acute and chronic form. Both of which, under homoeopathic treatment, are generally quickly relieved without the development of various difficulties so common under Allopathic treat...
-Jaundice. Icterus
There are several varieties of this disease; the chronic acute, and that which occurs in infancy. It may continue from a few days to several weeks, but generally terminates favorably, except it may ha...
-Inflammation Of The Spleen. Splenitis
Diagnosis Tensive, throbbing pains in the region of the spleen, extending to the shoulder, oppression of breath, constriction of the stomach, worse on turning to the left side or during motion; somet...
-Inflammation Of The Stomach. Gastritis
This disease is exceedingly painful and violent, running its course with great rapidity. It is astonishing, when we consider the ill-treatment the stomach receives at our hands, that it is not much of...
-Inflammation Of The Bowels. Enteritis
This disease like gastritis is exceedingly painful and rapid in its progress. In its idiopathic form or setting in from the commencement as an inflammation of the bowels, it is by no means of frequent...
-Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea is generally a symptom of, or is developed in connection with, some other disease. It may at times be looked upon as a dangerous and even alarming symptom, and again as the precursor of ret...
-Dysentery. Bloody Flux
This disease is intensely painful and requires prompt and vigorous treatment to prevent its assuming a highly dangerous form. The suffering has often been represented as similar to that endured by the...
-Cholera Morbus
The sporadic or bilious cholera, known as Cholera Morbus, differs materially from that fearful pestilence Epidemic or Asiatic Cholera, notwithstanding there is something of a resemblance in appearance...
-Asiatic Cholera. Epidemic Cholera
We proceed now to the investigation of one of the most fearful diseases which has ever ravaged the earth. Confined to no nation and no clime, the breath of this pestilence has sped on its mission of d...
-Asiatic Cholera. Epidemic Cholera. Continued
Causes The medical world is still to a certain extent in obscurity, as it regards the cause of this fearful pestilence. It attacks people of all ages and of every condition in life, but is more frequ...
-Constipation. Costiveness
This most troublesome and obstinate difficulty more frequently exists as a symptom of some other derangement. When however it seems to be the principal symptom, it requires patience and care in the us...
-Haemorrhoids. Piles
An obstruction in the circulation of the haemorrhoidal artery, thus producing a congested state of the rectum, particularly about the anus, gives rise to small tumors or lumps, called piles. These lum...
-Chapter IV. Affections Of The Windpipe And Chest
We now proceed to the investigation of a class of diseases exceedingly common in our variable and ever-changing climate, and which, neglected, often lead to. serious consequences. In the chapters on A...
-1. Affection Of The Windpipe And Lungs. Hoarseness. Aphonia. Raucitas
When this difficulty, which is an affection of the mucous membrane of the larynx exists, as it often does in connection with other diseases, such as, measles, influenza, and severe distarbances about ...
-Influenza
There are but few persons in our ever-changing climate, who have not had practical experience of the sensations produced by this disease. It very commonly, though not always, exists as an epidemic, fr...
-1. Cold In The Head. Coryza
Diagnosis The difficulty may commence with shivering, and feverish sensation, and is accompanied with pain in the head, particularly over the eyes and about the root of the nose, obstruction of, or r...
-2. General Influenza
In addition to the symptoms mentioned under Coryza, there is more or less shivering, alternating with flashes of heat, violent headache, drowsiness, rheumatic pains, difficult breathing, generally cou...
-Cough
Cough may be occasioned by a slight irritation of the air-passages and be simply catarrhal, or it may exist only as one of a group of symptoms, indicating a deep-seated disease of the lungs and throat...
-Pleuritis. Pleurisy
By consulting the chapter on Anatomy, (See Anatomy and also plate 5) an idea will be obtained of the position of the lungs and their investing membrane, which will aid materially in a correct understa...
-Pleurodynia. False Pleurisy
Diagnosis Notwithstanding this disease is often mistaken for pleurisy, with a little care it can be very readily distinguished. It is a rheumatic affection of the intercostal muscles, generally prece...
-Pneumonia
Inflammation of the Lungs. This disease generally commences with chilliness, followed by heat. The breath is frequent, difficult, painful and anxious, and where both lungs are inflamed, performed ...
-Pneumonia Notha
This variety of Pneumonia, sometimes called false pneumonia, more generally affects old people, and not unfrequently terminates in complete paralysis of the lungs. The symptoms at first are those of a...
-Laryngitis. Cynanche Laryngia
This disease in its acute form requires prompt and energetic treatment, as it is frequently exceedingly dangerous, running its course with alarming rapidity. It has numbered among its victims many dis...
-Bronchitis
This is an inflammation of the mucous lining of the Bronchia, or air-tubes of the lungs. It presents itself under two forms: the acute and chronic; both of which will be treated separately. 1. Acute...
-Haemoptysis. Hemorrhage From The Lungs
The hawking or coughing considerable quantities of blood, or the welling up of the crimson current, as from a fountain, often produces such consternation in there minds of the patient and surrounding ...
-Congestion Of The Chest
Determination of blood to the chest is not an un-frequent difficulty with young people when the form is being rapidly developed, and also in persons of a phthisical habit. Diagnosis Palpitation of t...
-Pulmonary Consumption. Phthisis Pulmonalis
We come now to speak of a disease which in our ever-changing climate is constantly scattering its seeds over the land, gathering its victims alike among the poor and lowly, the sons and daughters of t...
-Asthma
This is a spasmodic disease, producing a constriction of the bronchial tubes, often hereditary, incident to both sexes, but more common in men than in women. The air tubes of the lungs are encircled b...
-2. Affections Of The Heart
These affections we shall divide into two classes: a. Acute, b. Chronic. a. Acute Disease of the Heart. Acute inflammation of the heart seldom exists alone, but is nearly always connected with rheum...
-2. Affections Of The Heart. Continued
A large portion of the blood from the lower parts of the body in returning to the heart passes through the liver. The vein (2) not being able, for the reasons expressed above, to empty its contents in...
-Chapter V. Affections Of The Mind. Insanity
Allowing the term insanity its strict signification, we should find hundreds with whom we mingle every day, yea, thousands in all grades of society, in every department of life, statesmen, clergymen, ...
-Affections Of The Mind. Insanity. Continued
There is another class of cases in which there is a disposition to melancholy and dejection of the mind without any illusion of the understanding connected with it Surrounded by every comfort, a feeli...
-Various Affections Of The Mind
Consequences of fright and fear: Op., Bell., Ign-Puis:, may be consulted. Excessive joy: Coff., Op., Pulsatilla. Grief: Ign. Home sickness: Phos-ac., Staphysagria, Jealousy: Hyos., Nux-v. Violent...
-Hysteria. Hypochondria
The two names above, indicate the same disease, the former being applied to the affection when found in the female, the latter in the male. Hysteria has characters peculiar to itself, but is also apt...
-Chapter VI. Affections Of The Head. Headache
Cephalgia, The head sympathises with the derangements of nearly all the other parts of the system. The causes of headache are exceedingly varied, rendering it necessary, to ensure success in its treat...
-2. Headache From Catarrh, Or Cold In The Head
Aconite Where the fever is intermixed with chills, running at the nose and eyes, and pressing, dull feeling over the eyes. Frequently followed by Stibium.. Dose Two drops or twelve globules, in a t...
-3. Headache From Constipation And Gastric Derangement
Headache occasioned by constipation will generally be relieved by Nux-v., Bry., Op., Sulph., or Aloes, (see Nux-v., Bry., and Opium, under headache from congestion to the head.) Besides these I have ...
-Headache From Rheumatism
The prominent remedies in this variety of headache are Bell., Puls., Bry., Rhus, Nit.-ac., Spig., Nux-v. For the symptomatic indications of Bell., Puls., Bry., Rhus, and Nux-v. (See Headache from con...
-5. Headache From External Causes
The external causes, which may produce headache, are exceedingly numerous. It will only be necessary to enumerate a few, with the prominent remedies, under their respective heads. When produced by a,...
-6. Nervous Headache
This variety of headache is generally confined to one side of the head, or the pain is developed above the root of the nose. The pains are of a neuralgic character, violent, throbbing, darting and sti...
-7. Sick Headache
This troublesome difficulty is generally dependent on gastric derangement, and in some persons it seems to be periodical, returning at stated times, at intervals either more or less frequent. There i...
-Vertigo
This is generally symptomatic, disappearing when the cause is removed, yet it is sometimes the prominent symptom. When occasioned by a derangement of the stomach, Ant., Bell, Nux-v., Cham., Merc. Pul...
-Apoplexy
Diagnosis The attack is generally preceded by precursory symptoms, which if promptly met by the appropriate remedies, often readily yield, and thus the attack itself, for the time is warded off. Ther...
-Inflammation Of The Brain. Encephalitis. Meningitis. Arachnoiditis
The position of the brain and the membranes which invest it, has already been explained in the chapter on Anatomy. Inflammation of the brain itself, is called Encephalitis, of the Dura Mater or membra...
-Sun-Stroke. Coup-De- Soleil
This is a kind of inflammation of the brain produced by exposure to the strong heat of the sun. It is quite common in India, and other warm climates. The head may be bathed with brandy, and a small qu...
-Falling Off Of The Hair
Alopecia. Consult a physician if possible, if not, avoid the cause if you can discover it, and examine some of the following remedies. Where it is occasioned by severe acute disease: Separ-S., Calca...
-Chapter VII. Affections Of The Eyes, Ears, And Nose. 1. Affections Of The Eyes
The eyes are subject to various disorders, but the extreme delicacy of the organ renders it highly important that as a general thing they should be treated by a careful and scientific physician or occ...
-Weakness Of Sight. Amblyopia
Under this head we shall include Amaurosis, and the various forms of weakness of sight, most frequently met in practice. The causes are exceedingly numerous, and sometimes difficult to detect. It may...
-Ophthalmia. Inflammation Of The Eyes
In inflammation of the eye, the irritation generally extends also to the lids, as the conjunctiva or external membrane of the eyeball is, as we have already shown, reflected over the inner surface of ...
-Stye On The Eyelid
A swelling or ulceration of the meibomian glands, situated in the margin of the eyelid, is called a stye. This difficulty is exceedingly annoying, but of short duration. On the first appearance of th...
-Watery Eyes, Or Weeping
As we have already explained, in speaking of the anatomy of the eye, ducts or little tubes, called the lachrymal ducts, pass from the inner canthus of the eye into the nose, carrying off the water sec...
-Near-Sightedness. Myopia
This, when of long continuance is often occasioned by a too great prominence of the eye-ball, and may frequently be entirely removed by gently pressing it with the finger daily, so that it gradually a...
-Foreign Substances In The Eye
If particles of dust enter the eye, they can generally be removed by bathing it in cold water, or turning the head on one side, gently opening the lids and dropping three or four drops of water into t...
-Falling Of The Lid
Frequently bathing the eye with cold water and using as much as possible the muscles on that side of the face where the affection exists will be found advantageous. The prominent remedies are, veratr...
-2. Affections Of The Ears. Mumps
Parotitis. Perhaps this is as appropriate a place as any to introduce this oftentimes troublesome and painful, though seldom dangerous disease. It consists in an inflammation of the large gland lying ...
-Inflammation Of The Ear. Otitis
This is an exceedingly painful disease, attended with heat, redness and swelling, burning, stinging, lacerating and throbbing pain, aggravated by motion, frequently extending over the whole head, and ...
-Ear-Ache
Otalgia. There is often pain more or less severe in the ears, even when but little if any perceptible inflammation is present. When of a rheumatic character, Belladonna, Mercury, or Pulsatilla are t...
-Deafness. Difficulty In Hearing
Hardness of hearing may be produced by cold, mechanical injury, various diseases, and in many cases, as where it occurs in the aged, be developed without pain, and give to the patient no clue to its c...
-Noises In The Ears
This difficulty seldom exists alone, but is generally connected with some other affection, as deafness, inflammation of the ears, or running at the ears. See those diseases. ...
-Running Of The Ears. Otorrhoea
Running of the ears, is frequently found in scrofulous persons, and is often the result of a cold, and of other diseases, particularly affections of the ear. If the result of acute inflammation of th...
-Foreign Substances In The Ear
In every part of our body, we perceive the most wonderful evidence of design and wisdom. Were it not for the excessive bitterness of the wax in our ears, they would be constantly liable to be invaded ...
-3. Affections Of The Nose
The nose is liable to numerous affections, but as they are mostly connected with other troubles, the treatment as a general thing, is given in connection with those diseases. The symptoms and treatmen...
-Inflammation Of The Nose
This may arise from a bruise, when it can be relieved by Arnica, or cold water. It is often produced by cold, abuse of ardent spirits, scrofulous and syphilitic affections, and a variety of other caus...
-Bleeding Of The Nose
Epistaxis. Bleeding at the nose is not unfrequently an accompanying symptom of various diseases, particularly in fevers, where there is a strong tendency of blood to the head. When it occurs on what i...
-Ulceration Of The Nose. Catarrh
In this disease, an ulcer is formed in the upper part of the nose, and sometimes in the cavity of the cheek-bone, discharging a pus-like substance, or pus mixed with blood; As the ulceration spreads, ...
-Chapter VIII. Affections Of The Teeth, Mouth And Throat
Sound and healthy teeth depend in a great measure upon bodily health. Persons who have always been healthy, who are never troubled with derangements of the stomach or bowels seldom have aching or deca...
-Offensive Breath
Offensive breath and bad taste in the mouth are almost invariably only symptomatic of some other difficulty. When they arise from decayed teeth, the teeth should be cleansed, and the cavities properly...
-Gum-Boil. Abscess In The Gums
Should there be considerable heat, pain, and swelling, Aconite and Belladonna may be alternated three or four hours apart. If there is considerable throbbing, pulsa-tive pain, Mercury and Hepar-s. may...
-Scurvy. Scorbutus
This is a very common disease among sailors, and those who have been a long time at sea, deprived of fresh provisions, particularly vegetables, and also among those, where the air is damp and impure, ...
-Canker Of The Mouth
This is a very common disease, particularly among children. White ulcerated spots are seen on the inside of the mouth and throat, and also on the tongue, gums, lips, etc. The gums swell, are spongy an...
-Salivation. Ptyalism
This disease is almost always connected in our mind either with an abuse, or a free administration of Merc. yet it frequently owes its origin to other causes, as colds and the various forms of fever, ...
-Inflammation Of The Tongue. Glossitis
This disease is exceedingly painful, and, as might naturally be supposed, attended with great anguish. Fortunately, however, it is of rare occurrence. It may be occasioned by cold, derangement of adj...
-Ranula
Swelling under the Tongue. This is occasioned by an obstruction of the ducts, through which a portion of the saliva passes from the salivary glands into the mouth. It presents the appearance of a blui...
-Defects Of Speech. Stammering, Etc
This may be the result of disease, such as paralysis, congestion to the head, or fever; in which case, see the respective diseases. It however very often exists without any apparent cause, and in thes...
-Sore Throat
Angina, Cynanche. There are numerous varieties of this disease, such as quinsy, simple, ulcerated, and chronic sore-throat. It may consist of a slight inflammation of the fauces and palate, attended w...
-Swelling Of The Tonsils - Of The Palate
We have included the treatment of these diseases in the preceding article. In some there is a tendency to enlargement of the tonsils on taking even a slight cold, also to swelling and elongation of th...
-Chapter IX. Affection Of The Urinary And Genital Organs
The difficulties we shall enumerate under this head will be more readily understood by carefully reading that part of the chapter on anatomy, which refers to these organs, and thus gaining a correct i...
-Inflammation Of The Kidneys. Nephritis
Diagnosis A dull or acute pain is felt in the loins, on one or both sides of the spine, between the hips and short-ribs, and frequently extending over the whole of the lumbar region. The pain extends...
-Inflammation Of The Bladder. Cystitis
Like Nephritis, inflammation of the bladder commences with chills, hot and dry skin, nausea, and vomiting, scanty and highly colored urine and constipation. As the inflammation progresses, the pain be...
-Suppression, And Retention Of Urine
Suppression and retention of urine although frequently producing similar symptoms are entirely unlike. In suppression of urine there is no secretion of urine, the secreting function of the kidneys be...
-Urinary Calculi
In the investigation of this disease particular attention should be directed to the urine, as its color, smell and sediment will afford a pretty correct guide to the character of the calculi. The lit...
-Diabetes
In this disease, there is an increased flow of straw-colored urine, of a sweetish taste; or not an unusual secretion of urine, but what there is, strongly charged with saccharine matter. The disease m...
-Enuresis. Incontinence Of Urine
This may be occasioned by a weakness of the muscles concerned, or a partial or entire paralysis. In the latter case, the bladder is unable to retain for a moment the urine secreted, which constantly d...
-Seminal Emissions
These frequently occur in the young, just after reaching the age of puberty, and are generally occasioned by a morbid imagination, combined perhaps, with irregularity of habits, and errors of diet. Th...
-Gonorrhoea
By gonorrhoea is understand an inflammation of the lining membrane of the urethra, with a discharge of purulent mucus. In from two to four days after an impure connection, a tingling or itching sensat...
-Syphilis
This disease may remain lurking in the system for years, be transmitted from parent to child, and lay the foundation for diseases ending in deformity, misery and death. It will only be necessary here ...
-Inflammation Of The Testes
We not unfrequently see in mumps and in gonorrhoea a metastasis of the disease to the testes. The swelling comes on suddenly and is attended with severe pain. When the swelling arises from an externa...
-Inflammation Of The Glans Penis
The glans penis sometimes becomes inflamed where there is no trouble about the urethra. It may be produced by handling poisonous plants, from mechanical injuries, and from a variety of causes. Where t...
-Chapter X. General Affections Rheumatism
This exceedingly painful disease is quite common in our ever-changing climate, and is alike the dread of the physician and patient, especially when developed in those in whom there is a hereditary pre...
-Gout. Arthritis
A gentlemen who had suffered intensely, both from rheumatism and gout, made quite an appropriate comparison between the two. Apply, he says, a thumbscrew to the thumb, and turn it until the pain is...
-Pain In The Small Of The Back And Loins. Lumbago
Diagnosis Violent pain of a rheumatic character in the small of the back and loins, either periodical or permanent, and sometimes accompanied with fever. It is frequently produced by cold or strain, ...
-Neuralgia. Prosopalgia. Tic-Dolour Eux
This disease may attack every system of nerves, and be developed in every part of the body. Being purely an affection of the nerves, the pain may become most intense and agonizing, sometimes producing...
-1. Neuralgia Of The Face
Diagnosis The pain is not continuous, but comes on in paroxysms at irregular intervals. At first it may be slight, like the commencement of a common toothache, but it gradually increases in severity,...
-2. Angina Pectoris. Neuralgia Of The Heart
Diagnosis Intense and terrible pain in the region of the heart, coming on in paroxysms, and extending over the chest, neck, and arms, and accompanied with sensation of fainting. The pain varies in in...
-3. Neuralgia Of The Spinal Marrow
Diagnosis Pain in the back, with convulsive paroxysms in the internal body, or in the organ in relation with the affected portion of the spinal marrow. When the disease is in the upper portion of the...
-4. Sciatica. Pain In The Hip
Diagnosis Pain in the region of the hip, frequently extending to the knee and foot, and following the course of the sciatic nerve. By its severity it may not only produce violent pain, but stiffness ...
-Paralysis. Palsy
Diagnosis There is a partial or total loss of voluntary motion and sometimes of sensation. Certain portions of the body may be in a state of paralysis and other parts as active and vigorous as ever. ...
-Epilepsy
There are convulsive motions, with entire loss of consciousness; falling down, with cries and foam at the mouth; the thumbs are flexed into the palm of the hand. The attacks occur in paroxysms, each p...
-Chorea
St. Vitus's Dance. This disease may occur as an epidemic, particularly when large crowds meet, some of whom are laboring under some violent excitement. It most frequently, however, occurs in females a...
-Tetanus
Trismus, or Lockjaw. By tetanus we understand sudden contractions 01 cramps, long-continued and violent twitching of the vo luntary muscles of various parts of the body. Generally the muscles most ea...
-Hydrophobia
This is one of the most fearful and agonizing diseases on record, and what adds still more to the terror inspired by its name, but. very little success has as yet been met with, in its treatment. Dia...
-Delirium Tremens. Mania A Potu
This disease is so well known as to require but slight description here. It is met with in every grade of society, from the high to the low, among the rich and the poor. Among the so-called higher cla...
-Tuberculosis. Scrophulosis. Scrofula
We have already referred to some of the varieties of this disease, and the causes which contribute the most to its development. It might with propriety be called Parent of diseases as it is the frui...
-Cancer. Carcinoma
This malignant disease may be correctly classed under the head of Dyscrasia. Like tuberculosis, taken in its incipient stage it can be in a measure held back if not entirely eradicated, but permit it ...
-Dropsy
Dropsy is a common term, signifying effusion into the cellular tissue, or into any of the natural cavities of the body. To enter into an explanation of the causes of this effusion would lead us into a...
-1. Anasarca, Or Cellular Dropsy
This variety generally first manifests itself in the lower extremities, especially after standing or walking, gradually extending upwards, until the cellular tissue of the whole system becomes involve...
-2. Ascites, Or Abdominal Dropsy
Dropsy of the belly is often the result of inflammation of the bowels, or peritoneal inflammation, or it may come on almost imperceptibly from some constitutional disturbance. There is a gradual enlar...
-3. Hydrothorax, Or Dropsy In The Chest
The most common causes of this affection are, organic disease of the heart, and protracted pleuritic inflammation. The symptoms are the most urgent when the patient has remained for some time in a rec...
-Chapter XI. Diseases Of Women
The female sex, from their physical organization, are subject to a large class of affections peculiar to themselves. When the female is in a state of health and all the organs fulfil their duty correc...
-Amenorrhoea. Retention, Or Suppression Of The Menses
There are two distinct classes of Amenorrhoea; one where the catamenia have never appeared, and the other where they have continued regular for some time, and then ceased. In retention of the menses,...
-Dysmenorrhoea. Painful Menstruation. Menstrual Colic
This painful affection may occur at any menstrual period, and in some cases it may be traced back to the commencement of menstruation. The amount of pain varies; in some cases it may be moderate, last...
-Menorrhagia. Profuse Menstruation
If the menstrual discharge is excessive, and continues longer than usual, it will be necessary to check it by means of the appropriate remedies. Ipecac. is the appropriate remedy, where there is a pr...
-Irregular Menstruation
The treatment necessary in the various forms of menstrual irregularities has already been given. For menses too frequent or too early, see menorrhayia. For menses too late or insufficient, Amenorrhoe...
-Cessation Of Menses. Change Of Life
This change generally takes place about the forty-fifth or forty-sixth year, although it may occur several years earlier, or even later. In a very few cases it has been delayed until the age of sixty,...
-Chlorosis
Green Sickness. This disease is confined principally to female youth, but not unfrequently occurs in married women, and 15 occasionally in the young and delicate of the male sex. Diagnosis Chlorosis...
-Leucorrhoea. Fluor Albus. Whites
Leucorrhcea is one of the most troublesome and obstinate, as well as the most common of the whole class of female diseases. The causes are various. It may be produced by cold, by a sudden suppression ...
-Inflammation Of The Ovaries
In this disease there is pain more or less acute, in front of the hips or along the groins. The pains are usually of a burning, aching, or throbbing character. There may also be itching or burning in ...
-Prolapsus Uteri. Falling Of The Womb
Palling of the womb is a very common affection, especially among females, who have borne children, although it is occasionally met with in unmarried females, and those who have never given birth to ch...
-Pregnancy
The birth of a child, is at once the most wonderful, and sublime act of existence. Existence itself assumes a mightier import to the mother as she gazes on the little being, whose pure eyes are turned...
-Diet During Pregnancy
A proper diet is all-important. Food should he plain, simple and nourishing, easy of digestion, and free from exciting and highly stimulating compounds. The idea generally prevails that as the growth ...
-Derangements During Pregnancy
In about nine months, or two hundred and seventy days from the time of conception, labor commences, terminating in the birth of the child. The child may be born, however, as early as the seventh month...
-Morning Sickness
In most females, nausea, vomiting, and heart-burn are present, some portion of the time during their pregnancy. They generally come on about the fourth or fifth week after conception, and continue for...
-Constipation
During pregnancy, the bowels are very liable to become constipated. As a general thing, the difficulty may be controlled by taking moderate exercise in the open air, and eating freely of brown bread a...
-Vertigo And Headache
There are frequently giddiness, fullness or pain in the head during pregnancy. There is sometimes sensation of weight on the top of the head, or in the back of the neck; palpitation of the heart, and ...
-Fainting And Hysteric Fits
These are very common in persons of nervous temperament and delicate constitution. They are generally unattended with danger, and pass over in a short time* The causes which produce them should be car...
-Toothache
This is of very common occurrence during pregnancy, frequently commencing in a sound tooth, extending to the whole set, and the pain sometimes shooting to the face and head. The pain is exceedingly se...
-Pruritis
During pregnancy, the female is occasionally annoyed with excessive itching in the privates, sometimes so violent as to bring on miscarriage. It is generally occasioned by an acrid or vitiated secreti...
-Varicose Veins
This disease is not confined to the period of pregnancy, although it most commonly occurs at that time. It seldom occurs in first pregnancy, but in subsequent pregnancies it is liable to come on the f...
-Piles. Haemorrhoids
This troublesome affection is not confined to pregnancy, although it frequently occurs then and after delivery, in those who are never troubled with it any other time. It is occasioned by the pressure...
-Pains In The Back And Side
An aching pain or a dull heavy pressure in the small of the back or in the side, just under the short ribs, is often experienced during pregnancy, particularly between the fifth and the eighth month. ...
-Cramps
We frequently find this painful affection coming on about the fourth or fifth month, and again towards the end of pregnancy; they may attack the muscles of the abdomen, hips, back, and the lower extre...
-Derangements Of The Urinary Organs
There is often, during pregnancy incontinence of urine, frequent desire to pass water, sometimes attended with pain. For the more general treatment of the various affections of the urinary organs, se...
-Miscarriage
Miscarriage may occur at any period during gestation but is more frequent about the third or fourth month. If it occurs after the sixth month, it is called premature labor. Miscarriage coming on at a ...
-Parturition
In about 270 days after impregnation, labor generally commences. There are certain signs by which the female is able to calculate with tolerable certainty about the time she may expect to be confined....
-False Pains
These do not always exist, and when they do, they usually precede labor but a few hours; sometimes however they come on days and even weeks before delivery. They differ from labor-pains in being uncon...
-Labor
Preceding labor there are often premonitory symptoms, such as, nervous trembling, sadness, looseness of the bowels, flying pains through the abdomen, frequent inclination to pass water, followed by a ...
-Cramps, Convulsions, And Spasmodic Pains
Chamomilla may be given, where the pains are acute, and are attended with spasms. Belladonna, if there are violent bearing-down pains, with convulsive movements of the limbs, congestion to the head, ...
-Treatment After Delivery
After delivery the patient should remain perfectly quiet, and be made as comfortable as possible, without disturbing her. At the expiration of one hour or two, if every thing goes on well, she may be ...
-After Pains
These pains come on after delivery and are more and more severe after each successive labor, seldom occurring with first children. They are occasioned by the efforts of nature to expel the clots of bl...
-Duration Of Confinement
The first five or six days should be spent in bed, during which time the mother should remain perfectly quiet, her food of a light farinaceous character, consisting of toast, black tea, panada, farina...
-The Breasts
If, for several weeks previous to the birth of the child, particular attention is given to the breasts, much future suffering and trouble may by avoided. The breasts should be bathed with cold water d...
-Milk Fever
About the third day after delivery, the breasts become filled with milk. The fever which usually attends this profuse secretion, generally lasts but two or three days, and is called the milk fever A...
-Suppressed Secretion Of Milk
In some cases there is a deficiency of milk. This difficulty may generally be obviated by taking nourishing food, and those drinks which have a tendency to increase the secretion of milk, such as, mil...
-Sore Nipples
The mother is frequently tormented with sore nipples, which are so painful as to render it almost impossible to nurse her child. They may be bathed two or three times a day with weak brandy and water,...
-Gathered Breast. Ague In The Breast
The mother sometimes suffers severely from these troubles, which if not controlled, may produce serious derangement and severe suffering. Taken in the commencement, a few doses of Bryonia, two drops,...
-The Lochia
This discharge, which follows confinement, resembles at first menstruation, but gradually grows lighter colored, becoming before it ceases, yellowish or whitish. It is sometimes thin and scanty, ceasi...
-Puerperal Fever
This fever, sometimes called Child-Bed Fever, is the dread of mothers, and is often attended with serious danger. A physician should be consulted without delay, for if allowed to go on, it may gain ...
-Chapter XII. Treatment of Children. The Infant
The child, while in the womb, is in reality a part of the mother, receiving its nourishment from her and existing in a kind of passive state. The various organs of the body are in a state of complete ...
-Clothing
We will suppose the little stranger fairly introduced into the world, and ready for its first bath. The room should be of a moderate temperature, and the possibility of currents of air from doors, win...
-Food
As we have before remarked, while the child is in the mother's womb, it has no need of appetite, as all its nutriment is imparted without any exertion on its part through the circulation of the mother...
-Artificial Feeding
In all cases where the mother can nurse her child with safety, she should certainly do so, as the mortality among infants thus nourished is far less than among those who are brought up by hand, as i...
-Weaning
The time of weaning, anticipated with so much dread by anxious mothers, must be governed by circumstances. Some women are not able to suckle but a few months, while others continue it for two or three...
-Cleanliness, Air, And Exercise
Every mother will perceive the necessity of perfect cleanliness. The clothes should be frequently changed, and the child be accustomed to a daily bath. The water should be during the first few days af...
-Selection Of A Wet Nurse
In the selection of a nurse, the physician should of course be consulted. She should be cheerful, amiable, orderly and cleanly; there should be no traces of hereditary or other disease; the skin shoul...
-2. Diseases Of Children
As we have glanced at the general treatment of the child during the first few years of its existence, we will now speak of some of the affections with which it is most liable to be troubled. ...
-Apparent Death Of A New-Born Infant
Where a new-born infant does not breathe for some minutes after delivery, steps should be promptly taken to resuscitate it. The back should be rubbed along the spinal processes, the limbs and chest sh...
-Swelling Or Elongation Of The Head
At birth, the bones of the cranium, where they unito which each other are more or less soft, so that there is frequently an elongation or swelling of the head, especially after difficult labor. The di...
-Cold In The Head. Snuffles. Coryza
This is a very common affection among infants. The nose becomes obstructed, so as to render it necessary for them to breathe in a measure through the mouth, hence they are obliged, when nursing, to re...
-Colic. Crying, And Wakefulness Of Infants
Where it is evident that the cries of a child proceed from pain, as they generally do, the cause should be ascertained. The dress should be carefully examined, to see that the flesh is not irritated b...
-Swelling Of The Breasts
Shortly after birth the breasts of the infant are frequently found to be swollen. This swelling is not occasioned, as is sometimes supposed, by the presence of milk, and therefore squeezing the breast...
-Inflammation Of The Eyes. Purulent Oph-Thalmia
This affection is very common among infants, setting in sometimes when only a few days old. It generally commences in the lids, but if neglected, soon extends to the eyeballs. It may be occasioned by...
-Excoriation
The utmost cleanliness is of course essential, to guard against this difficulty. Bathe the parts frequently with cold water; wipe dry with a soft cloth, and dust on a little fine wheaten starch, or ap...
-Jaundice
This trouble is frequently occasioned by the administration of cathartics shortly after birth, and also from cold. There is yellowness of the whites of the eyes, skin, and urine. The bowels are someti...
-Thrush. Sore Mouth. Aphthae
This very common affection in infancy, is characterized by the appearance of small, round, white vesicles on the interior of the mouth and over the tongue, which, if not checked, run together, forming...
-Heat Spots. Prickly Heat
During the heat of summer and occasionally at other times, children are subject to an eruption of small vesicles about the size of a pin's head, filled with watery fluid. These sometimes break and for...
-Retention Of Urine
Retention of the urine frequently occurs in young infants, especially shortly after birth. A warm cloth may be placed over the region of the bladder, and two globules of Aconite given once in two hour...
-Constipation In Infants
Constipation in infants generally arises from an improper manner of living, either of the nurse or child. The bowels should be evacuated at least once a day, and if they are delayed longer than this, ...
-Diarrhoea In Infants
Healthy infants usually have three or four, and sometimes five or six movements in a day; should the discharges become more frequent than this, be unnatural in color, and attended with more or less pa...
-Convulsions In Infants
Convulsions may attack infants and children of all ages, and are almost always attended with more or less danger. The causes are numerous. They may be the result of feebleness on the part of parents;...
-Dentition. Teething
The period of the first dentition is subject to many variations, but as a general thing it occurs between the seventh and the twentieth or the thirtieth month, although sometimes it is delayed much lo...
-Dropsy Of The Brain
Hydrocephalus. This disease, so full of danger to the child, has an acute and chronic form. We shall first notice the acute variety. ...
-Acute Hydrocephalus
In one variety of the disease the child may exhibit for some time symptoms of deranged health, such as loss of appetite, wandering pains, deranged state of the bowels, headache, crick in the neck, and...
-2. Chronic Hydrocephalus
This variety of the disease may be symptomatic of other diseases of the brain, as tubercles, etc. It is sometimes the sequel of the acute form, in which case the symptoms subside in a great degree, bu...
-Infantile Remittent Fever
This is a variety of fever, to which children from one to ten or twelve years of age are liable to be affected. It is characterized by one or more daily exacerbations and remissions, by pain in the b...
-Intestinal Worms
It is very common to refer those little ailments which children are so liable to have, and for which no cause can readily be found, to worms, when in reality worms have nothing to do with difficulty. ...
-Diarrhoea in Children
Summer Complaint. Children are very liable to derangement of the stomach and bowels, especially during teething, and the warm weather of summer. Particular attention should be given to the food. Vege...
-Cholera Infantum
This disease is confined to infants, generally between the age of four and twenty months, and occurs mostly during the summer months. The attack is sometimes preceded by diarrhoea, but in most cases ...
-Croup
The approach of this terrible disease fills the mother's heart with alarm, for she has learned to dread its fearful ravages, and to rightly look upon it as the scourge of infancy. The ringing, brassy ...
-Hooping Cough. Pertussis
This is an epidemic and contagious disease, mostly confined to early childhood, and seldom occurs but once in the same person. It is probably most easily communicated in the second stage. There are tw...
-Asthma Of Children. Asthma Of Millar
This disease is sometimes called Spasmodic Croup or False Croup. It consist of spasms of the glottis and windpipe, and occurs during the night. It commences with a spasmodic inspiration, accompanied w...
-Vaccination
This homoepathic preventive to small-pox has been the means of saving thousands from the ravages of one of the most loathsome plagues which ever desolated the earth. Formerly whole neighborhoods were ...
-Chapter XIII. External Injuries
Of the numerous accidents which are liable to happen every day, some are trifling in their character, and others, unless promptly relieved, are capable of producing severe suffering and sometimes deat...
-Burns And Scalds
These may be slight and unattended with danger, or they may involve a large surface and endanger life. For a superficial burn or scald, the part should be held as near the fire as possible; this, alth...
-Frozen Limbs
For the treatment in cases of frozen limbs, see chilblains and apparent death from cold. ...
-Sprains
Apply cloths wet with cold water, or a mixture, composed of equal parts of Arnica and water. Keep the parts constantly wet In persons on whom Arnica produces erysipelatous inflammation, or when the sk...
-Concussions
A heavy blow or a fall may so jar the system as to produce disturbance in the brain and nervous system, and through them affect other organs. In these cases the appropriate remedies are Arnica and Bel...
-Dislocations
The severe pain and the appearance of the joint are sufficient indications of dislocation. To reduce the luxation without injury to the surrounding parts, a knowledge of the joint and the muscles is n...
-Fractures
There are several varieties of fractures. What is called a simple fracture, is a mere fracture of the bone, unattended by contusions. In a compound fracture there is an external wound or a protruded b...
-Wounds
Simple incisive wounds will usually heal by the first intention, that is, the incised parts on being brought together unite directly without suppuration, without much if any functional disturbance; bu...
-Poisoned Wounds
Stings of Insects, and Bites of Serpents. The sting of the bee, mosquito and other insects is often attended with considerable swelling and pain. Where attacked by bees, the better plan is not to fig...
-Chapter XIV. Poisons And Their Antidotes
It is an interesting fact, that if poisons are taken at first in minute quantities, the amount can he gradually increased, until at length, after years, the system becomes so far accustomed to them, t...
-Recapitulation
Strong black coffee is a very powerful remedy for a large variety of poisons; such as Opium, Strychnine, Stramonium, Mushrooms, Prussic-acid, Belladonna, and Hemlock; also in poisoning from Antimony a...
-Chapter XV. Real And Apparent Death
In this chapter we shall glance briefly at the cause of death, the signs which denote its near approach, and its final presence; and lastly, we shall speak of apparent death, and its proper treatment....
-1. Actual Death
The direct cause of death and how it is that when a certain portion of the mechanism of the system is deranged, the whole machine may cease its motion, is an interesting subject of inquiry. In lookin...
-Actual Death. Part 2
We can more readily watch the development of successive symptoms, which arise from the slight and insufficient admission of oxygen to the lungs, than where there is entire cessation of breathing. In t...
-Actual Death. Part 3
The awful shadows of death, which hang around the dying, seem at times to give the soul a glimpse, before it leaves the body, into the spirit world. In this peculiar state, when the spirit, although n...
-Actual Death. Part 4
The temperature of the body relied on by some, is by no means a correct guide. An icy skin, although sooner or later an unfailing accompaniment, is not of itself a sufficient evidence of death. The te...
-Actual Death. Part 5
Is dying gainful? This question by the community at large has been answered in the affirmative. Thousands have looked forward with a thrill of fear to that period when the soul should make its final e...
-2. Apparent Death. Apparent Death From Drowning
The symptoms met with in drowning are varied. Some, on being precipitated into the water, paralyzed by fear, or stunned by the fall, sink like lead and die without a struggle. Others, still possessed ...
-Apparent Death From Noxious Gases
Deaths from Carbonic-odd Gas, Carburetted-hydrogen Gas, and other poisonous gases are very common. Carbonic-acid gas is often found in the bottom of wells, and in large vessels, where fermentation has...
-Apparent Death From Freezing
In freezing the first symptom of approaching danger is an intense and almost irresistible drowsiness. Notwithstanding the person knows that to sleep is to die, yet the desire to sleep is so strong tha...
-Apparent Death By Lightning
The body should be placed in the open air or an open room, and cold water freely dashed on, the face, neck, and chest. If the body be cold, warmth or friction may be applied. Artificial respiration sh...
-Part Second. Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene, The True Theory Of Cure, And Materia Medica. Chapter I. Anatomy
The idea is somewhat startling that the dust, which is blown in our faces on a windy day, once formed a part of living beings as active, intelligent, and full of life as ourselves; that the very water...
-Anatomy. Continued
Lower Extremities. At about the middle of the innominata are two cavities, 2. 4. into which are inserted the thigh-bone or femur, forming what is called a ball and socket joint. The extremity of this ...
-The Brain And Nervous System
We have seen that a cavity is formed by the bones of the skull and continued through an opening in its base down through the centre of the vertebras to their extremity. It is to hold within its bony e...
-Urinary Organs
The kidneys, whose office it is to secrete urine, are located on either side of the lumbar vertebrae, below the last false-rib. The urine is conveyed from each kidney by a small tube, called ureter, t...
-Respiration And Circulation
The wind-pipe commences at the root of the tongue. and descends in front of the oesophagus to the lungs. Its upper orifice is covered by a valve, called the epiglottis, to prevent the introduction of...
-Description Of The Plates
Plate I Fig. 1. A vertical section of the eye. The optic nerve, 1. - The central artery of the retina, 2. - Envelope or sheath of the optic nerve, 3. - The sclerotic or white coat of the eye, 4. - Tr...
-Chapter II. Physiology
The bodies of all the higher animals are composed of a great variety of parts, different in their structure and action, and yet so beautifully adapted to each other as to act in perfect harmony. In t...
-Physiology. Part 2
In the blood we find two varieties of cells or corpuscles. The red blood corpuscle owes its color to a secretion within its walls of a peculiar chemical nature. Notwithstanding, judging from analogy w...
-Physiology. Part 3
As no part of the oxygen taken into the system is given off in other combination than with carbon and hydrogen, and as the carbon and hydrogen must be replaced by the food taken into the system, it is...
-Physiology. Part 4
Every part of the body contains nitrogen, also carbon and the elements of water, but the latter in no case in proportion to form water. The blood contains 17 per cent. of nitrogen, and no organ in the...
-Physiology. Part 5
The substances of which our food is composed then, may be divided into two classes; the nitrogenized, capable of being converted into blood, and thus forming all the organized tissues, which might be ...
-Physiology. Part 6
If two liquids communicate with one another in a capillary tube, or in a porous or parenchymatous structure, and have for that tube or structure different chemical affinities, movements will ensue; t...
-Chapter III. Hygiene And The Causes Of Disease
A large class of diseases arise from ignorance; ignorance of the laws of health, of the delicate and beautiful organization of the system, of the great end and aim of existence, of the harmonious play...
-1. Climate, Changes Of Temperature, Etc
The range of temperature and the amount of cold and heat the human system is capable of enduring is immense. Thus, we find human beings, as well as various forms of animal and vegetable life, flourish...
-Climate, Changes Of Temperature, Etc. Part 2
In all those cases where death is occasioned by drinking cold water, it will be found that the body, heated and fatigued by exertion, was rapidly losing heat by profuse perspiration, the person having...
-Climate, Changes Of Temperature, Etc. Part 3
But in the training of children particularly, in avoiding effeminacy, there is danger of running into the other extreme, and in pursuing what is called hardening? soon harden them into their graves. ...
-Diet And Exercise
Pure air, clothing, and cleanliness, are not the only things about which it is necessary to be particular in order to insure health. Without something for the oxygen taken into the lungs to consume, t...
-Bathing, Its Different Varieties And Uses
The best time for bathing is undoubtedly in the morning on getting out of bed or two or three hours after breakfast. Simple ablution or any form of cold bathing should be followed by rubbing and exerc...
-Influence Of The Mind On Disease
The sympathy between body and mind, and the influence exerted by one over the other, we know exists to a very great extent. A man perplexed and annoyed about business-matters, which may be a little ou...
-Hereditary Taint And Predisposition To Disease
Many a child is born tainted with disease. The fountains of life are corrupted in the mother's womb, and the young being is ushered into the world with the seeds of disease and future suffering plante...
-Moral, Intellectual, And Physical Education
The harmonious blending, and proper education and training of this trinity of our being is essential not only to health and happiness, but to true greatness. The name of Washington, of Howard, and H...
-Moral, Intellectual, And Physical Education. Part 2
Why is it, that earth is thus piled with the graves of the young? Why is it, that death riots and revels in the haunts of childhood, and changes the joyous prattle and merry laugh of innocence to the ...
-Moral, Intellectual, And Physical Education. Part 3
In female education, the heart should be educated as well as the head. The cold and selfish reasoning of fashion, that female education should be confined to those superficial accomplishments and grac...
-Chapter IV. True Theory Of Cure
Nature, in all its operations, in all its movements, is characterized by the utmost simplicity, order and harmony. There is no confusion, no discord. Creation itself is like a mighty instrument, its p...
-True Theory Of Cure. Continued
Minute and highly important symptoms are disregarded, and facts are compelled to give way, that clashing theories may triumph. Break down the disease, if in so doing, you break down the patient, is ...
-What Is Homoeopathy?
The disturbance created in the system by morbific causes produces in the organism a mass of symptoms, which represent the actual malady or disease. The object of the medicine then is to annihilate the...
-What Is Homoeopathy? Part 2
This is Homoeopathy. Is there any thing so terrible about it? Anything so contrary to reason, so awful and pernicious as to bring down upon it the vials of allopathic wrath? But is it said, I did not ...
-What Is Homoeopathy? Part 3
If we look through the microscope we discover animals, living and perfect in all their parts, so minute that it would require the heaping together of millions on millions to be visible to the naked ey...
-Chapter V. Materia Medica. Aconite. Monk's Hood
Inflammatory diseases and local congestions. The first stage of fevers and nearly all those diseases where there is a rapid increase of circulation, dry and hot skin. Also in spasmodic affections ...
-Alumina. Pure Clay
Affections of the mucous membrane, sometimes with ulceration; scrofulous affections. Congestions arising from suppression of haemorrhoidal flux; constipation; spasmodic conditions, twitching of the li...
-Agaricus
Particularly indicated in derangements of the nervous system. Skin Itching burning and redness as if frozen, and sometimes itching eruptions. Mental Emotions Great restlessness; uneasiness of mind...
-Arnica. Leopard's Bane
Rheumatic and arthritic pains; hot and shining swellings; lacerating and shooting pains: paralysis or convulsions; affections occasioned by sprains, bruises and falls; sores of bed-ridden persons. Fe...
-Arsenic. Arsenious-Acid
Rapid sinking of strength, great prostration and emaciation; spasms; convulsions and epileptic fits; diseases of the mucous membrane; dropsical complaints and scrofulous affections. Burning, especial...
-Aurum. Gold
Particularly useful in affections of the nervous system; scrofulous or dropsical affections; complaints from the abuse of Mercury; severe nightly pain in the bones, sometimes with inflammation and ulc...
-Belladonna. Deadly Nightshade
Scarlatina Rheumatic and erysipelatous inflammations; great derangement of the nervous system; congestion to the head; spasms; convulsions; neuralgia. Skin Scarlet spots and scarlet redness, someti...
-Bryonia Alba. White Bryony
Inaction of the liver and bowels. Rheumatic and arthritic affections. Gastric and nervous affections. Sleep Drowsiness during the day; inclination to sleep after a meal; sleep with twitchings in the...
-Calcarea-Carbonica. Carbonate of Lime
Tuberculous affections. Eruptive diseases. Ulcers. Affections of drunkards. Shin Rough skin; nettle rash, going off in cool air; itching, vesicular eruption, herpes; readily ulcerated skin; warts; u...
-Camphor
First stage of influenza. Dizziness; loss of consciousness, and coldness of the body. Spasms; convulsions Cholera. Epileptic spasms. Shin Blue cold skin, with coldness of the body. Sleep Sopor and...
-Cannabis
Hemp. Affections of the kidney and bladder. Rheumatic drawings in the bones. Complaints occasioned by fatigue. Urinary Organs Chronic retention of urine; painful discharge of bloody urine; severe bu...
-Cantharis. Spanish Fly
Burning and itching in the skin. Rawness and soreness in the whole body; inflammation and gangrene of the parts; convulsions with distortion of the limbs. Skin Erysipelatous inflammation with bliste...
-Capsicum. Cayenne Pepper
Skin Burning itching over the whole body; shuddering and chilliness; intermittent fevers. Head Beating throbbing headache, as if the head would burst. Throat Soreness of the throat, and painful s...
-Carbo-Vegetabilis. Vegetable Charcoal
Intermittent fever. Rheumatic drawing or bruised sensation in the limbs and joints. Attacks of weakness. Vertigo. General prostration. Skin Nettle-rash; chilblains; grandular and lymphatic swellings...
-Causticum
Arthritic pain in the limbs. Lacerating in the joints and bones; stiffness in the joints; bruised sensation or sticking pain in every part of the body. Epileptic fits. Paralysis, especially on one sid...
-Chamomilla. Chamomile
Bilious affections, also in children and persons of a nervous temperament. Toothache. Affections arising from grief or passion. Spasms, especially of children. Drawing lacerating pain in the bones. Pa...
-China. Peruvian Bark
Weakness from loss of animal fluids. Intermittent and other miasmatic fevers; slow and chronic fevers. Inaction of the stomach, liver and bowels. Painful weariness in the limbs; debility with disposit...
-Cina. Worm Seed
Affections arising from worms. Bronchial catarrhs remaining after measles. Sleep Restlessness with colic and anguish. Nose And Face Picking at the nose; stoppage of the nose; paleness of the face,...
-Cocculus. Indian Cockel
Derangement of digestive organs; hysterical affections; paralytic affections and convulsions connected with menstruation. Paralysis of one side. Symptoms are aggravated by drinking, eating, sleeping, ...
-Coffea
Affections of the nervous system. Sleep. - Sleeplessness; drowsiness. General Synvptoms. - Headache as if the brain would be dashed in pieces; aching pain in the top of the head; headache in the morni...
-Colchicum. Meadow Saffron
Rheumatic and arthritic affections. Fall dysentery and diarrhoea. Skin General dropsy. General Symptoms Swelling of the abdomen, and dropsy; colicky pains in the abdomen. Violent vomiting, with tr...
-Colocynth. Wild Cucumber
Complaints arising from indignation or grief. Neuralgic affections and violent colic. Head Pressing headache, most violent when stooping or lying on the back: headache confined to one side, increase...
-Conium. Hemlock
Cancerous affections. Affections of old people. Tuberculous difficulties. Dropsy. Paralysis. Skin Chronic eruption. Stinging and itching sensation, as from flea-bites; fetid and bleeding ulcers with...
-Crocus. Saffron
General Symptoms Restless sleep; staggering and giddiness on raising the head. Alternation of cheerful and sad humor; absence of mind. Bubbling sensation in the abdomen. Colic as if from a cold, or a...
-Cuprum. Copper
Convulsions and spasmodic affections. Spasmodic asthma. Cholera. Hooping cough. Diarrhoea. General Symptoms General convulsions and convulsive movement of the limbs. Epileptic convulsions; rigidity ...
-Digitalis. Foxglove
Painfulness of the whole body. Nervous affections. Convulsions. Serous apoplexy of old people. Sleep Uneasy, unrefreshing sleep or lethargy. Head Dizziness and trembling. Violent lancinating heada...
-Drosera. Sun Dew
Rapid emaciation. Bruised sensation of the limbs. Hooping cough. Epileptic paroxysms, with subsequent sleep and discharge of blood. Fever Chilliness and shuddering. Intermittent fever; night-sweats;...
-Dulcamara
Bitter-Sweet. Affections in consequence of cold. Eruptions. Skin Itching and stinging eruptions of white blotches. Herpetic crusts over the body. Head Stupefying headache. Congestion of the head. ...
-Euphrasia. Eye Bright. Affections of the eyes
Eyes Smarting or stinging in the eyes with redness. Inflammation, ulceration and swelling of the margin of the eyelids. Eruption around the eyes; sensitiveness to light. Rheumatic ophthalmia. Nose ...
-Ferrum. Aceticum. Acetate Of Iron
Great weakness. Emaciation and languor. Haemorrhage. Congestion of blood and chronic diarrhoea. Fever Want of animal heat, shuddering and exhausting sweats. Intermittent Fever. Head Dizziness, wit...
-Graphitis. Black Lead
Various forms of eruptions. Tuberculous affections. Skin Dryness of the skin. Itching pimples; spots like flea-bites; unhealthy skin, every little itching producing suppuration; thickness of the nai...
-Helleborus - Niger. Black Hellebore
Dropsical affections; affections of the head and nervous system. Skin Rash; watery swelling of the skin; general dropsy especially after suppressed eruptions. Head Inflammation of the brain; hydro...
-Hepar- Sulphuris. Sulphuret Of Lime
Skin and glandular affections. Affections from the abuse of Mercury. Croup and other inflammatory coughs. Chronic coughs. Skin Chapped skin. Unhealthy skin; injuries produce suppuration. Nettle rash...
-Hyosciamus. Henbane
Convulsions; spasmodic affections and other derangements of the nervous system; sleeplessness, hydrocephalus and other affections of the brain. Skin Creeping and itching sensation in the skin, redne...
-Ignatia
Hysteric affections, also convulsive or spasmodic disorders, especially when occasioned by fright or grief. Nervous affections of infants. Great excitability of the nervous system; pain from the least...
-Imponderabilia. Electricity. Galvanism. Magnetism
In the above group we include electricity, however excited, whether by the galvanic or magnetic battery, or animal magnetism. This agent produces a powerful effect in paralysis, and other affections ...
-Ipecacuanha
Coughs, fevers, and affections produced by a derangement of the stomach and bowels; gastric and bilious fevers, intermittent fever, etc. Fever Shuddering and yawning and great sensitiveness to cold ...
-Iodine
Scrofulous affections; abdominal phthisis. Skin Rough, dry skin, and unhealthy eruptions, especially tuberculous persons. Glandular swellings and indurations; night-sweat. Eyes And Ears Sore and i...
-Kali-Carbonicum. Carbonate of Potash
Chronic and protracted disorders attended with debility; dropsical accumulations; hectic, consumptive and low nervous fevers; derangement of menstruation in feeble constitutions; abcesses; chronic inf...
-Kali-Bichromicum. Bichromate of Potash
In addition to many of the symptoms indicated in the previous remedy, the most important indications for the selection of this drug, are to be found in connection with the respiratory organs. Larynx ...
-Kreasote
This remedy is particularly useful in old ulcers and cancerous affections, especially of the stomach. Hemorrhage, also in chronic leucorrhoea; bleeding from the womb; profuse menses with discharges of...
-Lachesis
Poison of the Lance-headed Viper. Particularly against the effects of intoxication or the abuse of Mercury; also in severe and protracted fevers and nervous disorders. Erysipelas; and various disease...
-Lycopodium. Wolfsfoot
Skin Itching. Herpetic spots; humid suppurating herpes. Fistulous, mercurial and carious ulcers. Boils returning periodically. Chilblains. Glandular swellings. Arthritic nodes. Head Rush of blood t...
-Mercurius
Under this head we shall include the indications for the various forms of mercury, as the symptoms indicating the use of this drug will generally be relieved by either mercurius solubilis, mercurius c...
-Moschus
Musk An invaluable remedy in the various forms of nervous affections; hysteric spasms, etc. ...
-Muriatic-Acid
This is a very valuable remedy in the last stage of typhoid or putrid fevers, where there is sliding down in the bed, black and swollen lips. ...
-Natrum-Muriaticum
Effects produced by the loss of animal fluids, scrofulous paralytic, and hysteric affections; great liability to take cold. Intermittent fevers. Fever Chilliness and want of animal heat. Intermitten...
-Nitric-Acid
This is an invaluable remedy in affections from the abuse of Mercury. Syphilitic and sycotic, and also in rheumatic difficulties. There are lacerating and drawing pain in the whole body, and in the bo...
-Nux-Vomica
Bilious affections. Derangement of the stomach and bowels. Paralytic or spasmodic affection; affections from the abuse of ardent spirits, sedentary habits and various forms of dissipation, derangement...
-Opium
Generally useful only in recent cases; insensibility of the nervous system and want of reaction against medicines; derangements of drunkards; ailments of old people; bad effects from fright, fear, or ...
-Petroleum. Stone-oil, Naphtha
Scrofulous affections; gastric difficulties; sea-sickness; affections of the skin, etc. Skin Painful sensitiveness of the skin; unhealthy skin, slight wounds, readily suppurating; chapped lips; chap...
-Phosphorus
Tuberculous affections; catarrhal difficulties; weakness from loss of animal fluids; want of vital reaction; chronic diarrhoea; affections of the throat and chest. Skin Small boils; round herpetic s...
-Phosphoric-Acid
Debility from loss of animal fluids; bad effects of onanism; difficulties arising from rapid growth, grief, chagrin or care; great prostration, and nervous weakness; chronic diarrhoea. Skin Itching ...
-Platina
Neuralgia; affections of females, particularly in nervous and hysteric individuals; spasmodic affections; derangement of the menstrual functions; affections canted by anger or chagrin. The symptoms ar...
-Pulsatilla. Pasque-Flower
Especially adapted to female derangements, or to persons of gentle disposition, who easily laugh or weep, with disposition to catarrh or leucorrhoea, and of lymphatic constitutions, chronic difficulti...
-Rheum. Rhubarb
Particularly in diarrhoeas in children; the stools are sour-smelling, and are generally preceded and accompanied by cutting pain; frequent urging to stool, increased on moving about. ...
-Rhus Toxicodendron. Poison Oak
This is an invaluable remedy in rheumatic and arthritic affections, vesicular erysipelas, excitability and derangement of the nervous system; bruised sensation or bad consequences from a sprain or bru...
-Sabina
Rheumatic or neuralgic pains, especially in females; partial suppression of urine with difficulty in passing water. Profuse menstruation; haemorrhage from the uterus at the time of the menses, also af...
-Sambucus. Elder
Violent dyspnoea; suffocative paroxysms of asthma; cough, especially at night, with rattling of mucus; suffocative paroxysms of cough; dry heat over the body, with dread of uncovering. ...
-Sanguinaria. Blood Root
Rheumatic pains; swelling of the extremities. Pain in the head in spots, sometimes with nausea and vomiting. Chronic dryness in the throat and sometimes loss of voice; violent tormenting cough with pa...
-Secale. Ergot
Long-continued stupor; lethargic sleep; restless night sleep with dreams. Constant retching and vomiting and pressure in the stomach. Diarrhoea, sometimes involuntary, with great prostration; diarrhoe...
-Sepia. Cuttle Fish
Particularly useful in female affections. The pains are relieved by the application of warmth, and usually disappear during violent exercise. Skin Glandular and lymphatic swellings; dry and itchlike...
-Silicea
Chronic affections from abuse of Mercury; rachitis; scrofulous affections of the bones, eruptive diseases, etc. Skin Itching sensation over the whole body. Carbuncles, boils; swelling and suppuratio...
-Spigelia. Pink Root
Neuralgic affection; diseases of the heart; affections caused by worms. Head Periodical headache; pain in the head when shaking it; sensation as if the brain were loose, when walking; pain worse in ...
-Spongia
Sponge. Larynx. - Hoarseness, cough and coryza; hollow cough with expectoration; difficult respiration, as if the throat were closed with a plug, with pain in the throat and chest on coughing; barking...
-Stramonium. Thorn-apple
Spasms, convulsions, twitching of the muscles and great derangement of the nervous system. The convulsions and delirium are particularly excited by contact. Sleep Deep sleep with snoring breathing; ...
-Sulphur
Skin Sulphur is an important remedy in the various forms of skin difficulties. Nettle rash with fever; burning and itching eruption; dry and scaly eruptions; scabies; herpetic eruptions; swelling and...
-Stibium. Tartar-Emetic
This is an important remedy in the first stage of influenza; dry cough, and affections of the chest, also in bilious affections; small-pox. Asphyxia of new-born infants. Skin Itching suppurative ras...
-Thuja. Tree Of Life
Rheumatic and arthritic affections; syphilitic and sycotic affections; warty excrescences. Ulcers in the throat. Aching pain in the bones and in the head. Rheumatic pains. Ulcers produced by syphilis....
-Veratrum-Album. White-Hellebore
Cholera; cramps in the limbs and bowels; great weakness and convulsions; paralytic pain in the limbs. Skin Cutaneous eruptions resembling itch, dry with nightly itching. Fever Coldness of the whol...
-Eupatorium. Bone-Set
This is an important remedy in those forms of intermittent fever, when there is but little or no sweat, during any period of the disease. Fever Pain in the bones and head, with soreness of the flesh...
-Apis-Mel. Poison Of The Honey Bee
This remedy has been found highly efficacious in dropsical affections, nettle rash and erysipelas. When the skin is affected, there is a burning heat of the skin and stinging sensation like the sting ...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms
Abortus Miscarriage; abortion. Abrasion Excoriation. Abscess A collection of pus seated in any particular organ or tissue. Absorbents In anatomy this term is applied to small, delicate, transpa...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 2
Auscultation The detection of symptoms by the ear in disease. Biliary Connected with the secretion of bile. Blepharitis. Inflammation of the eyelids. Borborygmus. Rumbling in the intestines, caused...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 3
Contagion Propagation of a disease by contact. Cornea The anterior transparent portion of the eye. It is of a horny consistence. Coryza Cold in the head. Coxagra Inflammation of the hip-joint. ...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 4
Epilepsy Epilepsia. Falling sickness. Epistaxis Bleeding from the nose. Epithelium The cuticle. Erysipelas St. Anthony's fire. Rose. A disease of the skin. Erysipelas Phlegmonodes Phlegmonous...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 5
Hernia Congenita Congenital hernia. Literally, hernia from birth. Herpes A species of eruption. Herpes Circinnatus Ringworm. Hordeolum Stye. Hydrocephalus Water in the head. Hydrophobia Symp...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 6
Leucorrhoea Female sexual weakness; vulg. Whites. Lochia Discharge from the womb after delivery. Lumbago Rheumatism in the loins. Lumbar Appertaining to the loins. Lumbricus, plur Lumbrici. T...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 7
Ophthalmia By this term is now usually understood simple inflammation of the conjunctiva. (Catarrhal Ophthalmia.) Ophthalmitis Inflammation of the entire ball of the eye. Orchitis Swelling of the...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 8
Plethora An excessive fullness of the blood-vessels. Pleura The serous membrane which lines the cavity of the thorax or chest. Pleuritis, or Pleurisy Inflammation of the pleura. Pleurodynia Pai...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 9
Saliva The fluid secreted by the salivary glands into the cavity of the mouth. Saturnine Preparations containing lead. Sanguineous Consisting of blood. Sanies A thin greenish discharge of fetid...
-Glossary Of Medical Terms. Part 10
Synovia A peculiar, unctuous fluid secreted within the joints, which it lubricates, and thereby serves to facilitate their motions. Synovial Membrane The membrane which lines the cavities of the jo...
-Catalogue Homoeopathic Books
For Sale By William Radde, 300 Broadway, New-York, Between Duane and Reade-sts., (late No. 322 Broadway,) Publisher Of Homceopathic Books And Sole Agent For The Leipzig Central Homceopathic Pharmacy...
-Catalogue Homoeopathic Books. Continued
The above four works of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, are and will forever be the greatest treasures of Homoeopathy; they are the most necessary works for Homoeopathic Practitioners, and should grace the li...







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