The British Homoeopathic Review, Volume 18

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Page 605 - I have instituted experiments," he says in the preface, " in chief part on my own person, but also on some others whom I knew to be perfectly healthy and free from all perceptible disease." "In those experiments which have been made by myself and my disciples, every care has been taken to secure the true and full action of the medicines. Our provings have been made upon persons in perfect health, and living in contentment and comparative ease. When an extraordinary circumstance of any kind — fright,...
Page 472 - There are tories even in science who regard imagination as a faculty to be feared and avoided rather than employed. They had observed its action in weak vessels and were unduly impressed by its disasters. But they might with equal justice point to exploded boilers as an argument against the use of steam.
Page 300 - ... the perseverance with which it is used. " That in order to secure the antidotal efficacy of mercury against syphilis, it is desirable to introduce a considerable quantity into the system, and to protract its use over a very long time. " That ptyalism and other evidences of the physiological action of mercury, so far from being beneficial, are, if possible, to be carefully avoided, since they prevent the sufficiently prolonged use of the remedy.
Page 471 - Now philosophers may be right in affirming that we cannot transcend experience. But we can, at all events, carry it a long way from its origin.
Page 299 - That mercury is probably a true vital antidote against the syphilitic virus, and that it is capable of bringing about a real cure. " That, in practice, a good many cases are really cured by mercury ; the cure being proved by the restoration to good health, and, in some cases, by renewed susceptibility to contagion. " That the probability of cure depends upon the stage of development attained by the disease when the remedy is resorted to, and upon the perseverance with which it is used.
Page 37 - Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee. WITH A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THAT KINGDOM. By the late T. EDWARD BOWDICH, ESQ. New Edition, with preface by his daughter, Mrs. HALE. With map of the route to Coomassie. Post 8vo. Price 5s. Joan of Arc AND THE TIMES OF CHARLES THE SEVENTH. By Mrs. BRAY, Author of " Life of Stothard,
Page 239 - The sulphides appear often to arrest suppuration. Thus in inflammation threatening to end in suppuration they reduce the inflammation, and avert the formation of pus.
Page 239 - They promote the passage of the pus to the surface and the evacuation of the abscess. Their efficacy may be frequently demonstrated in cases of the following kind. An unhealthy child, from six to twelve months old, suffers from a slight sore-throat, occurring perhaps in scarlet fever or measles.
Page 402 - Two similar effects, the one arising from a local irritation and the other from the presence of belladonna, like spreading circles on a smooth sheet of water, interfere with and neutralise each other.
Page 662 - It was painful for me to grope in the dark, guided only by our books in the treatment of the sick— to prescribe, according to this or that (fanciful) view of the nature of diseases, substances that only owed to mere opinion their place in the materia medica...

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