The American eclectic practice of medicine ... by Nelson N. Titus.

By Nelson N. Titus.

Complete identify: the yank eclectic perform of medication, as utilized to the illnesses of household animals : within which each type of sickness unusual to animals is handled in keeping with the main authorized tools of recent technological know-how : with a treatise on bleeding, blistering, mercurializing, and the pernicious results of minerals at the animal fibers : with a listing of toxins and their antidotes : including a ancient comic strip of the pony, and the rules of breeding, rearing, education, and the overall administration of the pony

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It is calculated that two-thirds of all which is taken into the system, is evaporated by sensible and insensible perspiration; hence, it will be seen what mischief will arise from a retention of this fluid and what benefit will follow by restoring this secretion. Another great benefit to be derived from perspiration is the evaporation that continually takes place on the surface, which keeps the skin cool and soft. - When the kidneys cease to perform their office, or do it imperfectly, the urine is scanty, or much diminished; this fluid is retained and carried into the circulation; and hence the necessity of restoring their secretion.

Great numbers of people, who have been relieved by bleeding, are apt to be partial to the supposed means of their own recovery, and to become strenuous advocates of its use, even in cases by n o means similar to their own. These and a variety of other accidental causes often persuade to repetitions of blood-letting. The consequence now become more serious. The constitution, though it did not suffer materially from one bleeding, yet, far from being able to undergo with impunity repeated operations of the same kind, turns against itself those powers which were given for its preservation, and co-operates with the imprudent use of the lancet in promoting the accomplishment of its own destruction.

This is an era of calomel," says Dr. Anthony Hun, of Kentucky; "the present medical practice might well dispense with every drug besides it. I own that the calomel practice is both cheap and easy to physicians, for the whole extent of both theory and practice is, give calomel; if this will not help, give more calomel; and if that again proves abortive, double, treble the dose. ; have been laid prostrate by this giant, Calomel. Half a day's-nay, in a genius, half an hour's study will initiate any lady or gentleman into all the mysteries of the Esculapian art, and the aurea praxis might swell the account of a modern Galenus to one dollar at the expense of twelve and a half cents, This is certainly for the doctor a consummation devoutly to be wished; but there is a heavy drawback on our joy which the fable of the boys and the frogs so ingeniously portrays, What is joy to you is death to us, said the expiring frogs.

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