This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...permeable or diffusible property of the fluids. At the same time no doubt it acts upon the afferent nerves distributed to the capillaries, ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...permeable or diffusible property of the fluids. At the same time no doubt it acts upon the afferent nerves distributed to the capillaries, and through these, causes contraction of the muscular fibres of the small arteries by which their calibre is reduced. Logwood, Hamatoxylon, is much used in the treatment of ordinary diarrhoea. You may order the decoction of Logwood, Decoctum Hamatoxyli, in doses varying according to the severity of the disease. Begin with small doses, say from two drachms to half an ounce of the decoction once in three hours, and if the diarrhoea still continues increase the dose to an ounce, and give the remedy more frequently. Of astringent tinctures like the Tincture of Catechu, Tinctura Catechu, the Tincture of Kino, Tinctura Kino, and the Tincture of Rhatany, Tinctura Krameria, you may prescribe from half a drachm or a drachm to three drachms in a mixture, and you may give this once in three hours, and if the diarrhoea goes on, once in two hours. Many order one of these astringent tinctures with chalk. Chalk Mixture, Mistura Creta, and the Aromatic Powder of Chalk, Pulvis Creta Aromaticus, are valuable remedies in ordinary cases of slight diarrhoea. Next, with regard to the use of Opium. If there is anything irritating the bowels that requires to be removed before the diarrhoea can cease, opium is not a good remedy to employ. As I have already explained, p. 103, a purgative is necessary to expel the irritating matters before the diarrhoea will cease. If, however, the diarrhoea has lasted for a considerable period of time, and the patient is exhausted, and you have reason to believe that instead of the bowels being filled with irritating matter, they are empty or nearly empty, the mucous membrane irritable and sore, with constant and...Read Less
Good. Blakiston 1882 Second Revised Edition. Original soft covers. Covers worn, sunned and chipped along edges. Interior clean and well preserved. Chipping to top edge of first 5 pages. Rear cover repaired to spine with tape. Good reading copy.
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