This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...that the suppositories are to be passed into the empty boweL (4.) To bring down Pulse and Temperature.--In early stages ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...that the suppositories are to be passed into the empty boweL (4.) To bring down Pulse and Temperature.--In early stages tincture of aconite is invaluable. Tincturae Aconiti 3 ij. Sig. Six drops are to be put in a wine-glass containing six teaspoonfuls of water. Give a teaspoonful every quarter of an hour. Drop doses of aconite are of great value. They should be given every quarter of an hour until the pulse is reduced and sweating brought on. If this fail and the temperature keep high, quinine in 15-grain doses should be tried. The salicylate of quinine is a good preparation and is given just as quinine is. When the stomach is irritable the quinine, in 20-grain doses, suspended in an ounce of mucilage, may be given per rectum. Sometimes the ice-cap is useful. After the fever has subsided and suppuration is threatened, the strength must be kept up by tonics (such as quinine and iron) and by nutritious food with a judicious amount of stimulant, claret for example. c. Local Treatment.--In the early stages of sthenic nonseptic cases, 8 to 10 leeches may be applied over the iliac regions. Ice is not generally used as a local application in this country, and has its disadvantages. Of greater use are large hot linseed poultices. They should be made very hot, a layer of flannel intervening between them and the skin, and should be covered with a layer or two of cotton. Such a poultice will be effective for 2 or 3 hours. Blisters and turpentine stupes are good, but soon render the skin so sore that after-treatment by poultices is difficult. The hot vaginal douche (as directed at page 145), with carbolic acid added in septic cases, should on no account be omitted. Encysted serous collections should, as a general rule, be left to be absorbed. When...Read Less
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