The British Journal of Homoeopathy, Volume 23

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John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell
Maclachlan, Stewart, & Company, 1865 - Homeopathy
 

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Page 169 - During the last twenty years, omitting all lesser instances, I have known the rise and decline of five or six fashions in medical doctrine or treatment ; some of them affecting the name of systems, and all deriving too much support from credulity or other causes, even among medical men themselves.
Page 331 - ... the mortality under homoeopathy is small in comparison with that of allopathy ; that there are diseases not curable at all, under the latter system, which are perfectly curable under the former ; finally, that the medicines prescribed by homoeopaths do not injure the constitution, whereas those employed by allopaths not unfrequently entail the most serious, and, in many instances, fatal consequences. " These data obtained, the Directors had but one duty to perform alike to themselves and to their...
Page 668 - It then begins at the choanae, and in twelve hours extends to the epigastrium. On reaching this point it provokes a cough, paroxysmal, extremely distressing, and attended by very profuse and exhausting expectoration of thick starch-like mucus. The whole chest then feels like a big, empty cask, as if its calibre were enlarged tenfold. Great constitutional debility along with these attacks. The patient, who is intolerant of stimulants, can take whiskey to any extent, and with great temporary relief.
Page 139 - ... flaccid and insensible to any external irritation : although stimulated by strychnine, it was incapable of being roused to muscular exertion, and soon expired, having previously exhibited very irregular respiration and pulsation. A second portion of the emulsion was exhibited to a mouse, which became soon paralysed in its limbs, and died after a few hours. A third portion was introduced into the circulation of a mouse by the ear, and after twenty-four hours the poison operated fatally, by complete...
Page 99 - ... morbid impression conveyed from the diseased finger to the centre. Dr. Watson refers to the production of amaurosis without visible change in the eye, in consequence apparently of irritation of the dental nerves, the blindness ceasing after the extraction of some teeth which had grown irregularly. He quotes from Mr. Lawrence an interesting case, in which the extraction of a carious tooth, with a splinter of wood projecting from one of its fangs, procured the restoration of the sight of the eye...
Page 254 - He has had constant, gradually increasing headache for three or four months; dull heavy pain, extending to the nape of the neck, frequent throbbing in the temples, and vertigo on rapid movement.
Page 331 - Actuary directed to make an investigation into the hitherto unexplored region of comparative medical treatment — with what result it is scarcely necessary to inform the readers of this journal. To some, at least, of the Directors of the Provident, this result no doubt presented itself in the light of a discovery; to none could it be otherwise than gratifying to learn, that their...
Page 330 - Hall, in London, under the presidency of Lord Henry Gordon, a number of individuals — in no respect identified with homoeopathy, but simply concerned in the promotion of their own pecuniary interests — to consider the bearing of this system of medical treatment on the health and life of the community. The parties referred to are the Directors and Shareholders of a...
Page 38 - The following case will illustrate its action in affections of this kind. Being taken from the records of our Dispensary, the notes of the case are necessarily brief and fragmentary. "August 19th, 1864.— Mrs. F— , aet. 39. Lost her appetite nine months ago, without assignable cause; then followed vomiting of all food, with great debility. The bowels are much relaxed ; the catamenia regular. Finding also some smarting of the eyes, I suspected that arsenical influence might be at work here, and...
Page 138 - A purple colour with terchloride of gold and a reduction of metallic gold. 7. A yellow colour, struck with caustic ammonia, which exposed for some hours to light, turned green, and finally a deep blue. I applied a few drops of the aqueous emulsion of this ethereal extract obtained from the intestines of deceased to a frog's back, by insertion under the skin. In a short time the animal manifested an indisposition to movement, and became very quiet. In the course of an hour it became unable to jump,...

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